Thank you all so much! We’ve raised MORE than what we need to pay the attorney — I’m going to close this campaign and we’ll use the extra money to help Marco get settled for the next phase of his life after he comes home.
At Niños del Sol, we are a family, and Marco — although he’s 20 now — is forever our child. While we want our kids to be held accountable for their actions, we also want to make sure they have access to good lawyers and the opportunity for a fair trial.
The legal bills to ensure he gets a fair trial are staggering for us, but we will support Marco every way we can. We feel the sentence he is facing is much too harsh and we want to make sure a judge looks fairly at all the information around his case.
Meanwhile, Marco is in a penitentiary where he fills his time creating art and learning traditional weaving techniques. He’s also using everything he’s learned about yoga, meditation, and Breema to survive the stress and use this time for personal growth.
I’m sorry we can’t give you more details, for legal reasons, and we completely understand that you might choose not to give without more information.
I know that many of you have met Marco and care about him, and I wanted to create space for you to offer your support to him during this difficult time if you choose to do so.
Please resist the temptation to contact Viviana or Avishai for details.
All of their emotional energy and time are invested in Marco and the other Niños. A flood of e-mails asking about this painful situation would be hard to deal with.
Thank you for your understanding and restraint.