Mom's 2003

A lonely lady named Juan Irma had the best birthday she can remember because your Mom slaved over a hot stove in the Havana heat to make donuts for the class.

 A nine year old deaf girl named Ayned got a special pen on a necklace and made a new friend because your Mom thought far enough ahead to pack extra things for pastor's kids.



A twenty-five year old pastor named Ichel got a new pair of pants to replace the ones he wore to Institute with holes in the knees because your Mom scoured the city of Havana till she found a size 42.

 200 Cuban kids and 20 teachers got retooled for school because your Mom wouldn't quit till she got every pencil in the right packet and every suitcase to the right person.

 ...and that's not all...