In El Paso, Texas, where an emotional crossroads of two nations’ heartbeat synchronizes, the vast landscape whispers tales of pain, dreams, steadfast hope, and relentless will of the human spirit. On my recent visit there, overshadowed by its border with Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, I met individuals and families throughout the city clutching tightly to the promise of a brighter future—individuals thirsting for opportunity and parents fueled by a single, powerful dream: the safety of their children.
After all, children do not choose their entry into this world, but from their first breath, they undeniably deserve the right of their childhood. This fleeting yet deep-seated chapter of life profoundly shapes our essence and spirit. Within the vast expanse of a human life, childhood is a mere blink, a brief but profound chapter that shapes the core of our very being. As a parent, one wonders if compassion for your own or the children of others has limits.
In my own experience and the experiences of other parents, the limit does not exist. The immigrants’ story constantly reaffirms my empathy to the cause which aligns with the urgency and importance of our mission at Luminus. As I sit here, in Columbia, Maryland, over 2000 miles from El Paso, you may wonder how our mission is related.