"In all of us exists the hope of creating a new world. It's been 21 years since I came to believe in that world, to believe in humanity, to believe in God. But before - I did not. Before, I believed in me. It was me first, me second, me third, me always.... Then my son died...I believe in a new world now - a different world."
The son that Miguel speaks of died when he was still a little boy, and it was at that difficult time of his son’s death that Miguel realized that although he could not save his son, there were so many other children that he could save who were worth saving. So it was with that in mind that he created an orphanage for abandoned, orphaned and wayward children. Unfortunately, sometimes it takes a tragedy to wake people up about what is important in shaping their lives. Miguel decided that what was important in his life was others, and that is why I wanted to take a moment to honor him as a father and as a man. His profile is featured in the chapter called “Hope” and it is people like him that give all of us some hope and strength.