Birthday: June 15, 2001 Sponsorship #: 2017-00-158J


Jeames is a sixteen year old young man from Gwo Balanse, which is a small village near Galette Chambon. He lives with his mother and sister. His father died while working in the family garden three years ago. Jeames says it scared him very much when his father became so sick at work. He said that his father passed out in the field while the two of them were working together. He ran to get help and some people helped get him to a hospital. He was on oxygen for three days and they shocked his heart, but he still died. This was the most frightening experience of his life, Jeames says. What made matters even worse is that Jeames had to drop out of school after his father died because his mother had no way of paying for it. He’s been out of school now for three years. Jeames enjoys playing soccer and hanging out with his friends, and his favorite subjects are math and French. He is eager to get back to school because he wants to grow up to be an engineer and design houses for people He loves his country of Haiti very much. He loves how people play soccer here and he loves the beautiful mountains.