Young Juan was left in his grandmother's loving care when he was 2 months old. She passed away when he was 8 and he was reunited with his father. The effects of alcohol in his elderly father's life terrified Juan and he ran away. The social workers brought him to Efata because he is hard of hearing. At Efata, he has learned that he is special to God, to us, and we thank you for making it possible. He learned sign language quickly, is doing well in school, and asks God to help him through the difficulties in his life.