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Refugio's Story

By GLISS  -  December 7th, 2022

Refugio’s story of overcoming trials and tribulations, starts with a not-so-perfect relationship. He recounts being constantly at odds with his partner back then. Life often felt restless and kept Refugio in a state of anxiety. As the relationship went on, and strife continued, refugio could feel himself reaching a breaking point. 

One night, an argument blew up and before he knew it, he was being arrested and thrown in jail. This was a situation he never imagined he would be in before. Being incarcerated was an immediate eye opener for Refugio, and a check point in his life. He recounts sitting in the cell telling himself “I am better than this situation, and I am going to change my life around”, over and over, until he truly believed it for himself. 

After he served his time, he left jail with a renewed sense of who he was. The path to a brighter future was clear and Refugio was ready to make the changes necessary to move forward. He no longer wanted to live his old life – that life led to destruction and heartbreak. 

Refugio started attending church and fostering a community of like-minded people to help support him through this chapter of life. Although the process wasn’t easy, Refugio knew he wasn’t a bad person, and pushed onward to give his son a life he deserved. We are proud to say he is an excellent employee, person, and leader. Refugio is someone you can count on, no matter the task! We are extremely proud of him and his efforts to put the past behind him. 

He left us with this thought: “Keep your eyes open in life, because you only live once”

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