(15 years old) arrived at the Casa Javier in December, 2012. He has lived in an orphanage almost since birth after both parents died from AIDS. He entered high school last year and did reasonably well. He is also now studying English in a language institute. He always smiles and has an appealing personality. He is hard of hearing. He had an operation on one ear last March but still needs one on the other ear. He still has a hearing impediment. He smiles a lot and is a happy young man.