Story of Maties

Maties is a 6 year old boy from Ecuador who arrived in the United States with his mother after being admitted into our program. Maties’ lung function was deteriorating and he needed therapy to improve his condition.

  • October 2017 – Maties and his mother arrive in the United States. They are hosted by Maties’ grandmother, who lives in the US. Maties makes great progress as he goes through therapies to improve his lung function. He also makes great progress in learning English and spends his first Thanksgiving in America.