I was born on September 15, 1999
Hello! My name is Guerlin Gay. I was born in the mountains of Pestel. Although it seems like a long time ago, I have wonderful memories of when I used to run and play with my friends, and life seemed like an adventure. One day I developed a severe fever, and as I walked with my mother I suddenly fell to the ground. No one knew what had happened, but from that day on, my mother had to take me wherever she went, because we were very poor, and she could not get the medical attention I needed. Fortunately, one day a New Life medical team in partnership with Nations Help visited a nearby village in Pestel, and my mother took me to meet them. They immediately picked me up on a plane and flew to the city of Port-au-Prince where I found out that I had got polio. And so began my stay here in New Life. Although I can no longer walk, talk, or go to school, you will always find me with a big smile. I am so grateful to God for being in a place that not only cares for me physically but fills my heart with love. Thank you for caring for me!