My name is Nelson and I’m 16 years old. Everyone say that I have “pretty brown eyes”. I used to live with my mother, but she treated me very badly. She had mental problems and would hit me every time I tried to speak. Because of this, I was afraid to talk when I came to ÉXODO.
I think that Exodo is a very nice place. We have a basketball court and a soccer field and I play there with the other kids.
I also got to go to a special place where they taught me how to speak properly. They even found out that I had a physical problem with the structure of my jaw. Because of this, I have to wear a blue apparatus on my head that attaches to my teeth everyday. The other boys in my house say that I look like the blue Power Ranger! I am Second grade and when I grow up, I want to be a doctor.
Nelson is an extremely hard worker in school. Sometimes he even asks his houseparents for more homework! Nelson also loves art!
March 30th, 1997