Let’s get to know a little more about our founding uncles
What was your life like before you started with the Home?
“Since we got married, our lives have been spent entirely in the province of Córdoba. Patricia was a language student, and a language and languages teacher. For my part (Julio) I had various jobs in commerce and sales. But outside of our work environment, we were always in contact with boys.” -July
What motivated you to start working with children?
“Many wonder what is the reason why two people with such different professions dedicated their lives to social work with children. And the question is logical for those who do not know the real reason, but the truth is that an event forever marked the course of our destiny as a family. In 1998, Julio was diagnosed with cancer in his right kidney: a malignant tumor of 17 cm. It ended with the hopes of the future. After many months of chemotherapy, three days in a deep coma, seven months in a wheelchair and 35 kilos lighter, Julio miraculously began to recover to the amazement of doctors, family and friends.
Many churches of different denominations, many religious groups joined in prayer for the health of July, many friends and family helped and supported us all the time. Within a year, Julio was fully recovered.
We then thought that our mission on this earth went beyond the plans we had outlined when we got married, so we decided to give back to God, to life, to our fellow men, a little of everything we had received in that difficult time of the illness. We didn’t think much about it and soon we were already training in a children’s home. A few years later, we started our home in San Marcos and then we shaped it with the Foundation” -Patri