The love that Marty Mendoza has for his son, Marty Jr., can't be described in words. Mendoza is a stay-at-home dad who has cared for his son for the last 30 years alone.
"I've been his mom and dad for almost 30 years. My ex-wife, when he was born, she up and left when he was about 2 years old," Mendoza said. "She said he was retarded. I hate that word. And basically, I've been his mom and dad ever since."
Mendoza said Marty Jr. suffers from severe autism, is non-verbal and is the absolute joy and light of his life.
The cards can be mailed to the address below.
Marty Mendoza, Jr.
419 West Avenue C
Belton, TX 76513