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Patricio – What kind of work do you do?

Patricio – What kind of work do you do?

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I do two different programs, one of them is called, "In My Shoes," which is a violence-prevention program. And, basically is, we go out to certain schools, certain districts, and we basically share our stories. Give them a little bit of edu... Show More

I do two different programs, one of them is called, "In My Shoes," which is a violence-prevention program. And, basically is, we go out to certain schools, certain districts, and we basically share our stories. Give them a little bit of education about the spine, how it works, and how it doesn't work once something happens to it. And, you know, after that we go into our stories, share with them how we were living out there on the streets, you know, doing the wrong decisions for the wrong reasons, and then basically, you know, got shot, wound up in this wheelchair pretty much for the rest of my life. So it's, you know, like, a little eye-opener, so they could hopefully change their ways in what they're doing. And then other one is peer mentoring, which, basically, when people come to the unit, new injuries, we go up to their rooms, you know, try to build relationships, trust, friendship. So, that way we can offer them resources, our experiences, you know, what agencies work, what agencies don't, and recommend the best, you know, what we've been through. So, make it easier for them.

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Patricio – What kind of work do you do?

Patricio

Injured in 1998 at age 24, quadriplegic
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I do two different programs, one of them is called, "In My Shoes," which is a violence-prevention program. And, basically is, we go out to certain schools, certain districts, and we basically share our stories. Give them a little bit of education about the spine, how it works, and how it doesn't work once something happens to it. And, you know, after that we go into our stories, share with them how we were living out there on the streets, you know, doing the wrong decisions for the wrong reasons, and then basically, you know, got shot, wound up in this wheelchair pretty much for the rest of my life. So it's, you know, like, a little eye-opener, so they could hopefully change their ways in what they're doing. And then other one is peer mentoring, which, basically, when people come to the unit, new injuries, we go up to their rooms, you know, try to build relationships, trust, friendship. So, that way we can offer them resources, our experiences, you know, what agencies work, what agencies don't, and recommend the best, you know, what we've been through. So, make it easier for them.

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