Eighteen-year-old Immokalean Rafael Lopez hears the smell of the grease paint and the roar of the crowd in his dreams.
With the help of his father and the community, Lopez will launch that dream this summer during acting camp in New York.
The Naples Daily News featured the Lopez family in a special Father's Day piece:
"He is taller and lankier than his father, also named Rafael, with darker hair and pierced ears, but just as quick to smile and laugh. He admits he's not cut out for working the fields like his dad did for nearly 20 years.
"He was accepted to a summer acting camp in New York City, though. It will be his first time on a plane if he can raise $2,500 for the three-week July program.
"His dad, one of 1.7 million single fathers in the U.S. last year according to the U.S. Census, will help. But his landscaping job — the Lopezes' only income — barely covers expenses some months for the six people now living in their Eden Park home."