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The Disability Network helping people in Genesee County

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Twenty-thousand people living with disabilities in Genesee County go in and out of the disability network's office every year. (Photo from Brandon Palevich)

FLINT, Mich - Twenty-thousand people living with disabilities in Genesee County go in and out of the disability network's office every year.

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The organization helps people like Bri Gatica do things she wouldn't normally do.

"They have allowed me to go kayaking and we have done things in art class like clay mixed media, pastel pants," said Gatica.

Bri's mom Julie says her daughter's life changed forever after a car crash left her with a brain injury two years ago.

"We didn't know anything about The Disability Network until after this happened, and ya know the hospital referred us over here, told us to check and they have been great," said Julie Gatica.

Preston Alexander takes advantage of the disability network career help.



He says if it wasn't for the disability network he would not have had the knowledge or connections to land a job.

"It helps people get back into the working force by training them and finding a job with the interview, mock interviews and shows them how to do a resume, re-write your resume," said Alexander.

Both Bri and Preston want everyone to realize, life can change in the blink of an eye and while you may not need help today, tomorrow could be a different story.

"It can happen to anybody, one day it can be a random act," said Alexander.