Juan Toribio Magadalena was born and raised in Puebla Mexico along with his seven siblings. He had what he described only as a typical childhood. After graduating high school he got a job with a road and bridge construction company. That job eventually brought him to Ensenada.
Juan has three daughters and one son. They're all married and live in various parts of Mexico. He didn't share anything about their mom. Instead he shared his favorite memories about going to the beach, walking along the ocean, and eating seafood. He loved doing this, preferably in the company of a beautiful lady. These memories are especially hard for Juan since he lost one of his legs due to complications with diabetes.
Since coming to Casa del Abuelo, Juan says that his dignity has been restored. He loves that the whole facility is handicap accessible and he can do a lot of things for himself because of it. It makes him feel like a person again instead of a burden and that makes him very happy.
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Casa del Abuelo cares for more than 20 abuelos at a time. They operate entirely on donations to cover expenses for water, propane, gas, food, transportation, and medicine. For $50 a month you can help provide these essential items for an abuelo.