Hi! My name is Manuel. I came to Dorie's Promise after the fire at the Virgen de Asuncion orphanage. I was abandoned at the hospital as a baby and have been in care ever since. I have a birth defect and will need specialized medical care and more surgeries in the future. I am glad to be here because other orphanages weren't able to give me the care that I needed. I really enjoy having other boys to play football and cars with. I am really excited to go to school now for the first time. I would really like to be a police officer when I grow up.