About Me
My name is Joel Blanco. I'm a 9-year-old boy.

My birthday is
October 21, 2011.
Sponsorship Program

Children's Center

Family Status

Single Father, 1 Child

Favorite Things

Horses and anything ‘cowboy’

My Story

Joel is the only child of a single father who is also named Joel. They arrived at Casa de Luz in November 2017, after Joel Sr.'s wife unexpectedly and suddenly passed away. This family has had a great deal of loss and suffering, and with the sudden loss of Joel Sr.’s wife he was struggling to care for his son. He came to CDL to ask for help. Joel Sr. had been taking Joel Jr. to work with him because he had no other alternative for his care and couldn't afford to pay for someone to watch him while he worked. Since being a part of CDL, Joel Sr. has finished his middle school education with us as part our Education Completion Program. He is now working towards graduating from high school. We continue to pray for this family, that God would bless Joel and really touch and heal his heart so that he has the confidence to make positive decisions for his family. And of course for his son Joel, that God would bless him as well as he processes the loss of his Mom