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I arrived on march 31, 1962 at age fourteen. I wasn't told that I was leaving until shortly before. i remember the arrival of the telegram as if it were yesterday!
I am writing a memoir, Ordinary Terror, which has agent representation. I would like for my next book to address the story of our silent exile and would like to connect with as many Pedro Pan survivors as possible. Would you be willing to be a story in my next book? My birth name was Yolanda Lopez Miranda, my father Pablo Lopez-Capestany was a writer who served time in Isla de Pinos. My american name is Adrianne Miller.
| Aug 30th 2009
I arrived July 22, 1962, the departing news arrived via a telegram right on my my birthday on July 13. I got so nervous that there was not enough oxygen in the air to fill my lungs. My father told me that in less than a year we will reunite in Havana I will be speaking english. After writing approx 150 letters a year and a half later he passed away with a broken heart. I still have everyone of those letters which I will be happy to donate to the Peter Pan organization. I was sent to Des Moines Iowa with 7 other kids and one of them, Doctor Florencio Nadal that lives in Tampa, Florida was my roommate. I stayed living with my foster and eventually adopted parents until they passed away in Iowa. Right now I live in Miami Springs but spend most of my time working in Colombia. May God bless all of you that has dedicated so much time to keep the organization alive.
Vicente N Medel Valle
| May 17th 2009
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