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My friend Alfred Fraijo, the Angel of Boyle Heights

“Across the tutor’s living room where our freshman orientation took place, the young man with the glistening black pompadour and mustache immediately caught my eye. Fresh from Roosevelt High School, Alfred looked more grown up than the rest of us motley freshmen moving into Harvard’s Canaday Hall dorm. His startling hazel eyes stood out against his brown skin, reflecting more of life’s heartbreak than the rest of us had seen, already alchemizing it into compassion…”