Jean Paul

Jean Paul

Jean Paul

(13 years old) was born in the jungle city Iquitos.  He was born with two dead vertebrae in his back, with dead nerves that cannot be fixed.  It is a congenital condition and cannot be cured. The whereabouts of his family is unknown.  His mother abandoned him when he was eight months old and spent five years in a hospital in Iquitos.  Brought to Lima, he has lived in an orphanage since he was five years old.  He undergoes physical therapy regularly. He still has one more year of grade school to complete.