For the past two years we have watched our dear friend stand up for his rights as a father in the court system. He has overwhelmingly shown the courts he is a wonderful capable father, who should never be separated from his son and only wishes to have his rights put into place. He has been given joint Legal custody and has his son everyother day.We have witnessed all the love and admiration and seriousness this man holds for his son. His connection with his son is amazing and watching them together it is apparent they need each other. He truly is a amazing father , teacher, mentor, community activist and so much more. He has gone through hell and back never leaving his path of being a active loving, caring ,nurturing father in the presence of his child.
Manny has helped and mentored so many youth here in Sonoma County, through various youth out reach programs , and teaching at several charter schools. Helping youth believe in themselves and attaining goals to better up lift there own circumstances. He has been a speaker at many youth empowerment conferences across the state of California, and continues to be a pillar in the community.
For this custody case Manny has exhausted all of his personal finances and resources.
We the community are asking for those he has touched /helped to assist him in his time of need. Manny is currently raising funds so he may have legal representation for what we hope will be the last custody hearing for his son. Manny is asking for more time and joint physical custody of his son.
We hope that this will end soon and Manny will be able to parent his child equally with the other half for the benefit of there child. He loves his son more than anything and only wants the best for him.
If you are able to donate you are donating to bring a father and son together. Any amount of a donation is helpful and appreciated.
Sincerley thank you,
Family, Friends, & Manny
- Lauren Anderson
- Jenene Slatt
- miguel luna
- Joy Lazaro
- Rene Morris