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Valentin from Equatorial Guinea, Africa

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In Valentin's country, Equatorial Guinea, Spanish is spoken. He says, "Valentin means "brave and strong" in Spanish, so my parents decided to call me Valentin. A nurse at the hospital said to my mom, "Yes, you are right. Today is San Valentin's day, too, and this name definitely matches with today."

 

My name is Valentin. I would like to tell you just a little bit why I'm called Valentin.

I was born on February 14, 1985. Everyone knows that February 14th is a special day or those who are in love with someone and for friends, too.

My mother used to tell me that I am a special boy because of my birth day. Yes, that is true, but that isn't the main reason I have this name. My parents say I'm very brave.

They didn't know I was born on St. Valentine's. When my mother was in labor, things became involved. I could have died, but by God's grace I survived.

Valentin means "brave and strong" in Spanish, so my parents decided to call me Valentin. A nurse at the hospital said to my mom, "Yes, you are right. Today is San Valentin's day, too, and this name definitely matches with today."

That is the reason why I think I was born for a special mission, which is to share love wherever I go. I know it sounds like a fairy tale from a story book, but this is my story, my true story.

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