Roberto Lopez Rubin

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I came from Cuba with three of my brothers. Emilio, Fernando, and Luis. Our parents were not able to leave and they stayed behind with my two younger brothers Tony and Carlos. We arrived in Miami and were taken directly to the Pater Pan Kendall facility where we stayed with a large amount of other kids who had also arrived without their parents.

I cannot remember how long we stayed there but soon afterwards we were picked up by my uncle and aunt. We began living with them in a one bedroom apartment in Little Havana along with their two kids, our cousins.

Shortly after, our father arrived with my two younger brothers but without my mother. He had no job or place to stay so he also stayed with my uncle and aunt.

A few weeks later may father took the older 4 of us in a bus to Jacksonville where we were sent to foster homes until my father found a job and settled in Miami. These were probably the worst times of the ordeal. The days seemed like months.

The people who's homes we stayed in where American people and were the nicest people you can imagine but I had been seperated from my brothers and the only thing I could think of is being with them. It was tough but we survived and eventually came back to Miami and reunited with my mother and brothers.

We were thrown out of apartments and lived 1 week here and 2 weeks there but we eventually settled in a place and it was very positive from that point on.

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Status update | Oct 31st 2013

Roberto, this is your cousin Marisel. I had no idea that you four had been Pedro Pan kids until my Mom recently said something about it and I looked you guys up on this database. So sorry for the passing of your father this weekend. Have you all in my prayers. Love you, Marisel

Message by Marisel Sanchez Cordova | Jan 24th 2011

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Status update | Jun 3rd 2010

01/31/10 Querido hermano: Bienvenido a nuestro network...empecé a leer tu historia y fué muy interesante saber que un hermano tuyo se llama Luis y otro Emilio....ese era el nombre de mi padre (Luis Emilio).....(QEPD).....siempre me preocupan los hermanitos màs pequeños, imagínate con 8 años UN EXILIO...por lo que puedo imaginar pasaron muchos trabajos...yo vine "viejita" ya tenía 17 años.....a pesar de los trabajos lo podía ver desde otra dimensión.... Que Dios los bendiga. Un abrazo, Otmara

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Status update | Jan 21st 2010

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Status update | Jan 21st 2010

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