Emmanuel is an extremely special young guy. He has begun to grow and thrive during the past several years since his adoption. He has overcome many challenges including missing his biological parents, the difficulties of foster care and healing from his past. He faces each day with optimism and is always looking for a way to have fun. Emmanuel aka Manny, is extremely athletic and has tried several different sports. His favorites are surfing, baseball and flag football. He is passionate about the ocean, animals, and soft/cuddly blankets. Manny is extremely generous and gives anything he has to show he appreciates someone. For example, last year he worked really hard on shining up a jar and putting rocks and toys inside the jar, then gave it to his teacher. He also is very creative. He designed and created personalized bookmarks that he sells and gives away.