Hi! My name is Lester. I came to Dorie’s Promise when I was only 15 months old. After being in the hospital, the court transferred me to Dorie’s Promise because of the abuse and neglect I had suffered. I was malnourished and covered with bite scars on my arms and legs. Doctors originally believe I was mentally impaired, but time has shown that these symptoms were instead manifestations of extreme neglect. Now you can find me climbing on the play structure like a monkey, running, jumping, and kicking soccer balls. The staff says that one of the most beautiful qualities about me is my unique sensitivity to the Lord.