Valentina was five then and now she’s twelve, a beautiful girl with cerebral palsy who lives with her grandmother. She lives in extreme poverty, attends a regular school, and walks with difficulty.
“I’d like to get you a present,” I told her. “What would you like?” She was silent for a moment, then glanced around her small home and answered, “Nada, tengo todo.” Nothing, I have everything.
We got her a new walker and some new shoes and socks. And the gift that she gave us was priceless.