Most 11-year-olds do not have many worries and concerns other than going to school and playing with their friends but this boy does not have any options but to take care of his disabled younger brother.
Even if that means taking him to school every day.
11-year-old Alexis Peralta can only watch his friends play and run around because he has to take care of his 4-year-old disabled younger brother, AJ, who can neither talk nor walk.
The brothers were abandoned by their irresponsible parents since they were very young and this has left Alexis with no choice but to carry AJ to his school and care for him while he attends his classes
Earlier reports revealed that the two brothers have another sibling living in school and two more living with their mother.
The mother, Luna Boloy had gone to Manila to work as a household helper and left the children under the care of her second husband.
Unfortunately, the boys were later abandoned by the irresponsible man who was also their biological father
With no reliable adult around, Alexis has to take AJ to school, carrying him by himself and walk 3 km to the school every day.
Thankfully, the school principal, Leyte, allowed Alexis to leave AJ inside her office. That is where Alexis can leave his brother so that he can wash their clothes and cook for them at the school canteen after school
In spite of the hardships, Alexis never complained about the struggle. Instead, he only had one wish: to be reunited with his mother
Will his only wish come true?
Watch Alexis’ story here and how he juggles his duties as a student and a brother looking after his disabled younger sibling