A poem was recited by 8-year-old Miguel, a third grader sponsored through the Chimaltenango region of CFCAís Hermano Pedro project in Guatemala. Miguel read the poem†to CFCA President Bob Hentzen and others on the second evening of Walk2gether.
Artistic talent runs in Miguel¥s family. Many of his relatives are painters, poets and songwriters. His Uncle Fernando, who wrote the poem Miguel recited for the walkers, has been a constant inspiration. Miguel has participated in poetry reading contests and has excelled and won prizes with the help of his Uncle Fernando.
Miguel is named after his father, a 30-year-old construction worker. His mother is Rosa, 27, who works weaving and making traditional Mayan blouses known locally as huipiles (wee-peels). Miguel has two brothers: Kevin, 7, and Luis Fernando, 5.