From orphan in Puerto Vallarta to competitive international skiing

At age 3, the journey for “Jesus de Dios” now named Rodolfo Roberto after his Mexican godfather and his late Canadian grandfather, Brian Robert Dickson began.

Rodolfo Roberto was orphaned at nine months and lived at Casa Hogar, an orphanage in Puerto Vallarta. He was adopted at age 3 by Canadians who owned a property in Mismaloya and loved the Mexican culture. Rodolfo was still in a diaper and did not speak a word - not even Spanish. He was diagnosed with LEARNING DISABILITIES. School counsellors, teachers, and other educators believed that his opportunities were limited – they claimed he would struggle . . .

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