YOR Health helped Hector Flores realize his dreams. Here, he shares his story.
My story began long before I ever heard of YOR Health. It is like many stories of immigrants that leave their families behind to come to the United States for a better opportunity. For me, it was very hard because even though we were very poor, my parents gave me so much. Not knowing if I was going to see them again was very painful. I had promised them that if they allowed me to come to America, I would help them out and that I would buy them a house.In 1989, at the age of 17, I took the bus from Mexico City to Tijuana Mexico, and was able to cross the border illegally after several attempts. I managed to attend high school illegally. I didn’t know how to speak English, I took on all kinds of jobs where I would make little to no money just to survive, and then send to Mexico. In high school, I met my girlfriend who eventually became my wife, and I was able to fix my papers and find better jobs and better opportunities. I only knew one thing and that was to work hard, so that’s what I did. God gave me the opportunity to build a home for my parents, but I still couldn’t retire them and my family here in America was still living an average life. I wasn’t content.