While on holiday in Haiti, a college student from Texas came upon a baby in the garbage who was distraught and covered with ants. The infant was adopted.
The infant was taken home by courageous Jimmy and his mother Elicie Jean, age 66, where they bathed, dressed, and fed him milk before taking him for medical attention.
When the authorities were unable to locate the baby’s biological parents, Jimmy and his mother reported the incident to the police. A judge then requested Jimmy to become the child’s legal guardian, who he named Emilio Angel Jeremiah.
Jimmy visited his mother in Haiti in December 2017 while on break from Texas State University.
Jimmy has volunteered at the nearby orphanage since he was a youngster, and on this occasion, he had brought gifts for the kids.
He noticed a sizable crowd gathered around a garbage can while on his route to the orphanage.
When Jimmy finally arrived at the center of the ruckus, he was shocked to see a four-month-old infant inside.
According to Jimmy, nobody is aware of the baby’s origins or his biological parents to this day.
The day he woke up, he had no idea that his life was going to change irrevocably, Jimmy claimed.
He overheard them fighting over what to do with this little infant when they were swarming around this trash can.
No one wanted to assist; everybody was simply gazing at him.
He had to do something. The baby was weeping, he had nothing on, and he could see the misery in the little fellows eyes.
The four-month-old was picked up by Jimmy and brought to his mom’s house.
Though horrified, she was ready to take any action necessary to lessen his pain right now.
Collectively, they cleaned, dressed, and gave him milk. He was covered with ant bites from the trash, so they also took him to the doctor for a checkup.
Even though the authorities started looking for the boy’s parents, they could never be located.
After a hearing on what should be done with the child, a few days later, a court asked Jimmy, who was 22 at the time, whether he would act as the child’s legal guardian. Jimmy nicknamed the child Emilio.
When asked to raise him, Jimmy recalled, he was up for days tossing and turning, trying to make up his mind.
His family has always had a hard time making ends meet, and he was already overdue on his university tuition.”
However, Jimmy didn’t have a father when he was little, and this poor baby was doomed to an unpredictable and unstable life for the rest of his life.
He took a leap of faith because he had a feeling that everything had transpired for a purpose.
Sometimes, all you need to do is be prepared to act; you don’t even need to know what to do. After giving the judge’s request careful consideration, Jimmy decided to raise him with his mom’s assistance.
He gave the infant the name Emilio, and now, four and a half years later, the two of them share a touching relationship.
Elicie has played a significant role in their journey by caring for Emilio while Jimmy works and attends college.
Since then, Jimmy has been dividing his time between the United States and Gonaives, Haiti, where Elicie is taking care of Emilio, where he is a student at Texas State University.
Jimmy has now submitted his application to legally adopt Emilio and take custody of him.
He was four months old when Jimmy, a student of communication and electronic media, found him; today, he is almost five.
It’s been an amazing experience, and he loved seeing him evolve; he is very proud of him.
He is thankful for the past four and a half years because he had to do what he had to when no one else desired to.
He genuinely feels like a dad, and is eager to declare Emilio to be his son in writing. However, he must first acquire the necessary funds.
He is delighted he had the chance to make his life into a magnificent gem from being dumped in the garbage.
Jimmy has had to take a lot of time off from school to support his family, but he is now preparing to begin his third year in September.
Emilio, who just began attending school this year, is a musical genius. When he grows up, he plans to pursue a career in music.
Jimmy began the official adoption procedure for Emilio in 2020, but he still has to fund $30,000 to finish it.
He will not be given a deadline until he obtains the cash.
Jimmy remarked that it’s been enjoyable seeing him develop, he’s a delight to be around.
He is adored by his mom, the children at the orphanage, and himself as if he were his own child. He is a very unique young child.