We first met Brayan at the Beach in Cabo San Lucas. It wasn’t a planned encounter. Teresa and I were playing tourists, enjoying the 75-degree warm, winter sunshine of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. But while Americans and Canadians were enjoying beverages in the sun, the kids in Cabo were working.
Brayan approached us with his homemade potato chips and Valentia Hot Sauce, asking us to buy. We soon discovered his needs and those of his family were much greater than just making a sale.
Brayan was easy to identify. Among all the kids selling food and souvenirs on Medano Beach that day, only one child had an eye permanently wandering in the Wrong direction—a condition known as “Strabismus.” Brayan was unable to align both his eyes upon the object of his attention. (That's Brayan, in photo to right, before his operation.)
Some might call it an accidental encounter with Brayan. Depends on your prospective; others would say it was preordained. Either way, this was our introduction to the kids that live on the other side of Cabo, about five kilometers up dusty dirt roads and far from the fancy tourist hotels.I