Rogelio Garcia Jr., 25, is an engineer with a degree from MIT. "I am living the American dream. I love my job. I don't have to worry about making next month's rent," Rogelio told "20/20."His sister, Adriana, 24, drives a sports car and is in management for a rental car chain. They're typical American kids with big futures, but the big difference is how they got there.
Yolanda and Rogelio Garcia Sr. live nothing like their children. For 21 years, the Garcia’s have supported their family by picking through garbage, often cutting their fingers on broken glass while searching for cans and bottles. Late at night they make their living on the darkened streets and back alleys of Los Angeles, recycling other people's trash for cash. They've collected more than 8 million cans and bottles to help put their two children through college. —Jim L. Wilson and Charlie Moulton
Ephesians 1:7 (HCSB) “We have redemption in Him through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace”