Friday, Jul. 30, 2010, Mercedsunstar.com
By MIKE NORTH
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.