Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Inspiration.


"Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start."
- Nido Qubein

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
- Aesop

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Sunday, September 25, 2022

What happens to your body at the top of Mount Everest - Andrew Lovering


Explore what happens in your body when you don’t acclimate to higher altitudes and the dangers of altitude sickness.

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If you teleported from sea level to the top of Mount Everest, things would go bad fast. At an altitude of 8,848 meters, you would likely suffocate in minutes. However, for people that make this journey over the course of a month, it’s possible to survive at the peak for hours. So what happens in our bodies that allows us to endure this incredible altitude? Andrew Lovering investigates. 

Lesson by Andrew Lovering, directed by Vitalii Nebelskyi, and action creative agency.
Designed by Alexandra Bolotova
Animated by Volodymyr Boyko

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

The Matt Garcia Foundation 'Community Service Day Cleanup'

When: Saturday, September 24, 2022

Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Where: Matt Garcia Foundation Office, 717 Texas Street, Fairfield, CA 94533

The Matt Garcia Foundation will provide gloves, garbage pickers and buckets for collecting the trash.

Students can earn community service hours. Lunch provided after the cleanup.

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Monday, September 19, 2022

We Need Your Help to Make a Difference


The Matt Garcia Foundation has been donated office space in Downtown Fairfield, thanks to John and Sheila Costanzo of Stonefield Properties LLC. The office space will be used as a podcast studio. We are looking for volunteers interested in interviewing people, suggesting discussion topics and providing audio editing services.

Our goal is to make this space a safe and open place for our youth to show up and talk about current or past subjects of interest to them. We know these are crazy times. Often, just having honest discussions with others in similar circumstances can provide much needed comfort and healing, especially knowing that we are not alone.

If you are interested in helping with our podcast, feel free to contact Teresa Courtemanche (teresa@ffinest.org) or Sheila Webster (sheila@ffinest.org). We would love to hear from you.

Let's all work together to keep Matt Garcia's Dream Alive.

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Friday, September 16, 2022

3 tips to boost your confidence - TED-Ed


Made in partnership with the Always #LikeAGirl campaign.

When faced with a big challenge where potential failure seems to lurk at every corner, you’ve probably heard the advice, “Be more confident!” But where does confidence come from, and how can you get more of it? Here are three easy tips to boost your confidence.

Lesson by TED-Ed, animation by Kozmonot Animation Studio.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

CPR and Bleeding Control Class


On August 20th, The Matt Garcia Foundation hosted a CPR and Bleeding Control class in collaboration with the Fairfield Fire Department. 


A full class of individuals gained knowledge, skills, and above all, the potential to save a life. Of those individuals, Amon Morris attended the class to receive certification needed for a job. He shared, “I found the class informational and up-to-date. It felt more informative than a past CPR class I attended. I now feel more confident in helping someone if I needed to.”


Techniques were taught by Fairfield Fire Department Deputy Chief Robb Herrick and former Fire Chief Vince Webster. 


Thank you to the Fairfield Fire Department, our instructors, and attendees for further helping us build safety in our community.

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Saturday, September 10, 2022

THE DAY that our lives changed forever..


THE DAY that our lives changed forever; I’m reminded STILL of the love and gratitude that I have in my heart. MATT, knew he had much more work to do in order to meet his own goals for his life. The memory of his first MYSPACE blog pops up every year. He also knew about “GODS” will. I know it wasn’t God’s will that he was murdered; SICK people did that! But I do know that “GOD” wants me to keep moving forward in a positive way regardless of what SICK PEOPLE DID to Matthew, our family, his friends, and our community!

It’s beautiful to see so many amazing things happening, STILL My heart smiles at every event, clean-up, and interaction that I get to be a part of; All because of Matt. Thank you God for letting me see the good even in the most horrific and difficult times. Thank you for the eyes to see, the ears to hear, and the words to speak! Thank you for guiding my thoughts, my feelings, and my perceptions. Thank you for reminding me that these bodies are just a suit of clothes that we wear; our spirits live forever.


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