My name is Juan Carlos and I am 17 years old. I just came to ÉXODO on February 2005 after living in another institution for several years.
Before I came to live in ÉXODO Home, I lived with my parents and siblings in a very poor area of El Salvador. They both had mental problems, and my dad used to drink a lot and do bad things to my older sisters. Because of this, the government took us away and separated my siblings and me into different institutions.
I miss my mother very much, but I know she is very sick and lives in a rehabilitation center with my baby sister.
I like being at ÉXODO because I was able to meet my older sister, Berta for the first time and younger sister Dolores. I also like riding bikes and playing on the computer. When I grow up I want to be a Business Administrator.
Juan Carlos did not even know that his older sister Berta existed before coming to ÉXODO. They had been living only 30 minutes apart for six years!
November 24th, 1994