Atwater man working with at-risk teens

Friday, Jul. 30, 2010,

TURLOCK — Eddie Perez, an Atwater resident who works as a house supervisor with at-risk teens in Turlock, sat down for dinner one night last week.

He was interrupted by a phone call.

It was a former resident of the Excell Center, the foster home where Perez works. He had called to catch up with Perez, a man he considers a close friend and mentor.

After hanging up, Perez continued with dinner, only to be interrupted by a second, and later a third phone call from other former center members who wanted to chat with him.

Perez finally got a chance to eat after the third call. He said he didn’t mind the interruptions at all. He’s glad to know he’s made an impact on so many lives.

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