Pedro Pan Administrator

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Pedro Pan Administrator
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United States of America
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Pedro Pan Administrator
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Date of Arrival
Friday, January 1, 1960
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Haiti Pedro Pan
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Antes que nada quiero expresar mi gratitud por todo el esfuerzo que estan haciendo para formar esta "database". Yo llegue a Miami el dia 26 de mayo del 1962. A mi llegada me quede con unos amigos de la famila. Mi hermana, Olga Leon habia llegado el 19 de mayo y habia sido enviada para Florida City directamente, meses mas tarde ella fue a vivir a Winetka, Ill. Al ocurrir el suceso del "La Crisis de Octubre" mis padres se pusieron en contacto con mi hermana y le dejaron saber que ellos estarian mas tranquilos si las dos hermanas estuviesemos cerca ya que mis padres temian por el resultado de lo que sucedia entre Cuba, Rusia y Estados Unidos. La familia de mi hermana converso con unos amigos en Wilmette, Ill. y ellos aceptaron que yo fuese para esa. Yo pase brevemente por Florida City hasta que mis papeles se pusiesen en orden y sali de Florida City hacia Ill. el primero de enero del 1963. En agost del mismo ano mis padres dejaron a Cuba en el ultimo ferry que la Cruz Roja envio a la isla. Por favor traten de localizar mi estancia en Florida City, ya que para mi es un orgullo haber participado en este evento historico. Los felicito por tan grande labor. Iraida Leon-Pelaez

Message by Iraida Leon | May 18th 2009

My name is Enrique F Casero Perez. I arrived on a PAA flight on April 15, 1961. Although I was supposed to have arrived on April 14, but the flight was canceled due to an air raid on a Havana military base. On my plance the famous Cuban singer Lissete present wife of Chirino was on the plane with his sister. Also a classmate of mine by the name of Nelson Barbeito.

Message by Enrique F. Casero Perez | May 18th 2009

Can someone please tell me how it went for the people that were sent to Denver, Co, that's where I was suppose to go but never made it, friends of my family picked me up at the airport.

Message by Martha Ginory | May 18th 2009

My parents sent me to Pnama because they had friends there that took great care of me while in Panama, this was on March 27 1961,but then I came to Miami on March 10 1962 with a Waiver Visa,issue through the Pedro Pan program and went to live with other family frinds after been procesed at Opa-locka. My name is Jorge M. Vasseur, and my father was Dr. Rene Vasseur vice-Consul of Panama in havana, and he helped with Ramon And Polita Grau many children through the Pedro Pan program many of whome are in your Database, I will like to here from some of them.I could not find myself in your Database,but them againg I may not be technically a Pedro pan.

Message by Jorge M.Vasseur | May 18th 2009

My name is Isabel De Lara (Isabel (Chavela) Perez Hernandez) I arrived in Miami Sept 26, 1961, after a couple of months at the Kendall camp, I was sent, along with 16 other girls, to Queen of Heaven Orphanage in Denver Colorado. What an experience that was! I was there for almost two years under the REGIME of the Mother Cabrini Sisters who ran a very tied ship, if you know what I mean. I would love to contact my friends from the orphanage but you do not provide an option where to enter our place of relocalization in your registration form, that would make it that much easier since most of us remember each other by our nicknames. I have connected with some of my friends from the orphanage and we are not only friends we are sisters for life. The Peter Pan Exodus was a very traumatic experience in my life, something that has left very deep scars and bad memories, but in the other hand, the experience made me a very strong person, capable of handling almost anything as long as I could go home and have a good cry and let it all out when nobody is watching. Most of us don't like to talk about it, tears come to my eyes when I look back at the whole experience. I can not imagine what my parents when through and the guilt they most have endured.Each one of the Peter Pan children is a story and I think our truth should be heard, I think that time has come for me. I think I am now ready to talk and tell. May God bless all of you always.

Message by Isabel De Lara | May 18th 2009

My sister Rosa Francis Fernandez and myself Alicia Maria Fernandez, ages 9 5 came from Cuba to Miami on December 7, 1961, through Peter Pan.We arrived at MIA and were picked by our adult coursin. We do not appear on the data base??????

Message by Marcia Caridad Ramos Gonzalez | May 18th 2009

My sister and I arrived on September 5, 1961. We were met by our Aunt Elena Franklin. I was 5 and my sister Lourdes was a month short of her second birthday.

Message by Clara Delgado | May 18th 2009

My name is Isabel Suarez, I arrived on May 8, 1962 with my 2 younger sisters - Elsia Dolores Suarez and Maria Eugenia Suarez. Our ages were 7 - 5 and 4

Message by ISABEL YOUNG | May 18th 2009

Hola, por favor quisiera saber como puedo comunicarme con Jose Aragon que vino por Pedro Pan,lo conoci en Alcala de Henares,Espana.Jose pertenecia a la Base de Torrejon de Madrid Espana como controlador de aviones.Su senora se llama Bonny.Estoy hace anos buscandolo Se que el llego aqui con su hermano menor.Tuvimos una amistad muy unida Por elano 76 nos visito y no me he podido comunicarme con ellos.Se que sus padres tenian en Puerto Rico un negocio de fotografias.Gracias Isabel Perez Borroto vdade Rene Perez-Borroto

Message by M.Isabel Perez-Borroto | May 18th 2009

All: Just a reminder that if you're able to find your record, please try to register it. If you register it, you can make corrections to the spelling of your name or your arrival date. If your date of birth is recorded incorrectly, please let us know here. We'll be working through the week to correct any errors in the database. Thanks!

Message by Pedro Pan Administrator | May 17th 2009

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