Great Grandmother, 2 Children
Iker lives with his Great-Grandmother Ana, his Great-Grandfather, and his older brother Esteban. Ana came to CDL asking for help in the fall of 2021, when she took on the full-time care of her great grandsons and was desperate for help. Iker and Esteban were struggling in many ways, and desperately needed the support and love of CDL.
When we told Ana that her great-grandsons were accepted into CDL, she literally cried tears of relief that “her boys” would be in a safe place, learning, and growing in the healthy environment provided for them at CDL. Every time we talk to her now, Ana cries tears of thankfulness for the help and support that she has received.
Since arriving at CDL, Iker has integrated well into his class at CDL. He has made many friends, is catching up academically, and has really thrived amidst the stability that CDL has provided for him.