Justo J Ruiz Manresa
Justo J's Story
Arrived with my younger brother Leandro & older sister Laida to Florida City .
A few weeks later we were the " first " group to be sent to Sacred Heart Home orphanage located in Pueblo , Colorado . On our way there we transferred to another plane at Chicago Airport . During this stop the Peter Pan group met president Kennedy's brother , then United States Attorney General Robert Kennedy.
At the orphanage we were treated very good by everyone , especially Sister Judith & the Medina family which always attempted to take us out on weekends , both were very loving.
Also for that short time that we were there, the Vidal brothers & the Calienes brothers became very close & a special friendship developed.
As time passes i have struggled with this experience & have asked myself many times," what would i do if it was in reverse ?" & have come with this conclusion , " definitely YES , the extent of the sacrifice that my parents made in order for us , our children, and future generations to come to live in FREEDOM ,was well worth it ! "