Memo, One More Motivation to Continue Working for Children
Received at NPH as a baby and now graduating from university. October 28, 2018 - Mexico
Every child that comes to NPH has a different past, but a story that especially touches our hearts is that of Guillermo Provencio, who came to the NPH family a few days after being born.
Memo, as everyone calls him in the house, was abandoned by his parents 25 years ago at the doors of the house of NPH Mexico, in Miacatlán, in May 1993. From that day, Memo found the acceptance and love he needed, and above all, he found a family for life.
"The best thing that happened to me at NPH was that I met great people," Memo tells us. And one of the most special people for him, and one whom he has always considered as his mother, is “Crispi,” who was his caregiver. "Crispi has been with me since I was a baby, she took care of me and has been supporting me through thick and thin."
Memo has enjoyed living each stage of life surrounded by his brothers at NPH, and it has been here where we have seen him grow up to achieve his greatest achievement: This year, he graduated from college. Along with 16 youths who have been together since they were kids, he has managed to finish his degree in Physical Education and Sports in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León, in northern Mexico.
Memo is sure that without the support and values he has received at NPH, he could not be enjoying the life he has now. "One of the fundamental pillars that NPH instills in us is the importance of values, and I emphasize the value of responsibility, because thanks to it, I fulfilled my goals and I am someone in life," says Memo about his experience at NPH.
Now, since he graduated, Memo will stop living at NPH and begin the new challenge of adapting to society as a professional. Currently he works as a soccer coach.
"I feel very grateful, first of all with life for taking me to NPH, also for the opportunities they offered me here: care, attention, and above all, the love they have always given me. I also thank NPH for the opportunity to complete a university career, I thank my sponsors and NPH benefactors infinitely, because with their help I was able to take every step I set out to do."
Stories like Guillermo’s, who has been with this great family for 25 years, inspire us and make us want to continue moving forward, because we know that we can totally change the course of their lives, offering them a better future.
Vanessa Cruz Communication Officer
You may be only one person in the world, but you may be all the world to one child.
—Fr. William Wasson