A Single Mother Saving Her Son

A Teen Boy from El Salvador

I am a single mother.

I must save my son.

My husband beat me.

I left him.

Already he has made his life

with another person.

We have no support.

The gangs know this.

They threatened us.

The gangs are called:

“The Twins”

“Chala”

We made the decision to seek shelter

In the United States.

A friend of mine lives here.

She will receive us

To save my son

To save me.

We left our country in emergency.

We cannot return.

We have much fear.

Maria 2-24-16

From Fear to Freedom

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