Client Stories

The stories of our clients are amazing! As humans, they have suffered trauma and indignities that no one should have to endure. But because of their inner strength and resiliency, they struggle through the most difficult challenges.

We at JFON-NE are honored to help our clients find safety and a better future in the United States. Click through these stories to learn more about how JFON-NE legal services changes lives. Go to our Get Involved page to learn how you can help.


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Ernesto’s Path from El Salvador to Nebraska

Ernesto Sanchez was born into an impoverished community in El Salvador in 1993. His father abandoned the family when he was very young, and his mother, unable to care for young Ernesto, was forced to send her son to live with one of his aunts. A few months later, he learned that his
mother was killed in a shooting that took place in their neighborhood.
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Rosa Gets the Gift of Life

Rosa was born in 1996, in Zacatecas, Mexico. She was five years old when it was first discovered that she had problems with her kidneys. Unable to obtain the treatment she needed, she suffered a seizure when she was seven and had to be rushed to the hospital.
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