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Aug 8, 2017

Meet Eric: Associate Profile

A single father of four boys ages 4 to 12, Eric wants to give his kids a better life.

“When I was 18, I got into a little bit of trouble with the law,” says Eric. “It’s just been a struggle for a long time—trying to get a job.”

Deseret Industries is helping Eric to start anew. He’s aiming to do phlebotomy and CNA training, and he hopes to work in a hospital.

He’s looking forward to being able to better provide for his family. “And not just what they need . . . but more of what they would like to have. I want to take them on a trip every summer—family vacation once a year during the summer—just to make a better life for them.”

Life as a single father hasn’t been easy for Eric. His wife passed away during the birth of their youngest son. But what does Eric want his sons to learn from him? “Don’t ever give up. Life’s going to throw you curveballs. Take it one day at a time and keep going.”