We have all heard the phrase “life of the party”. That phrase has never been truer that when we talk about Pablo. Pablo is flamboyant, energetic individual that has so much kindness; it’s hard not to be pulled into his persona when you are near him. Pablo moved just last year from Sacramento and has been making his mark in the Bay Area.
A man of many interests, Pablo has a competitive spirit. For anyone who is lucky enough to work with him, they will find themselves challenged to rigorous games of UNO, chess and dominos—beware! Along with keeping tally on who the champions of games is, Pablo loves to be outdoors. As an avid Pokémon Go! Player, he has clocked up to 12 miles of walking, no small feat for a day’s exercise.
Pablo also enjoys being part of his community. He is a member of the Sunnyvale Therapeutic Center and has weekly Thursday and Saturday events that he attends. This group varies in the in the places that they go, allowing Pablo to meet new friends and explore more of the Bay Area all the while having fun doing so. Some of his favorite places to go with the Therapeutic Center have been bowling and going to the museums around the city. Pablo states, “I like when we go bowling because I have my own bowling ball and shoes and I am able to play with my friends and win games.” The competitive spirit of Pablo makes sure that everyone bowling has a good time plays their best and strives to be a leader.
Along with the Therapeutic Center, Pablo also volunteers with Animal Assisted Happiness Happy Farm every Tuesday on their farm. Although Pablo doesn’t have any pets, he has always had a fondness for animals. One of his biggest goals when moving to the Bay Area was volunteering with an organization that focused on helping animals in any capacity. AAH Happy Farm has animals ranging from alpacas, to pigs and chickens, even a mini horse! Many of the animals are rescue animals, so their care and comfort are of the utmost importance. Pablo’s favorite farm duty has been working with the chickens; “I enjoy working with the chickens, feeding them, cleaning their coop and collecting their eggs.” Pablo shows a lot of compassion and care when he works closely with each animal.
As Pablo nears his year mark of moving to the Bay Area, he reflected a lot on what he has been able to accomplish. He loves being active and around people, making everyone feel comfortable and happy. Pablo is an individual that just pulls you to him because of his caring and kind spirit and contagious energy. He is self-driven and has many more future goals such as finding a job and possibly obtaining a gym membership so he can try out at the Special Olympics in the coming year. There is no doubt, Pablo is a shining star, excelling in his passions and goals.