Emilio Vazquez Rodriguez
My brother (15) and I (14) first got to Kendall camp, in Miami. We spent there more than 8 months. At first conditions were horrible, but we always wrote nice letter to our folks in Cuba, one or two times a week. Later on conditions improve a lot, as the Maristas brothers moved in, and we started to get some schooling, and things were much more disciplined. After the 8 months in Kendall camp, we were lucky to be sent to an Orphanage in Peoria Illinois. (Guardian Angel Home) We were a group of 12 boys, sent there and it was the great and wonderful experience of our lives.