Santoni’s mother has AIDS, and has been close to death several times. As a result, Santoni has been a caregiver for his mother since he was seven years old. His mother finally got so weak from her sickness that she brought Santoni to Waves of Mercy in hopes that he could be cared for. Since he was first brought to Waves of Mercy, Santoni has transformed from a burdened child to a loving, joyful, thriving little boy again.