Chris Faggion, in-house trainer and instructor for the Health Matters Program at Tobosa Developmental Services, works to repair lives and build community bridges. (Ilissa Gilmore Photo)
Chris Faggion used to want to repair cars as an auto mechanic. Now she works to repair lives as an in-house trainer and instructor for the Health Matters Program at Tobosa Developmental Services.
For more than 30 years, the non-profit has provided services and support for individuals living with developmental disabilities in Chaves County, as well as their families.
Faggion, 30 years old herself, “stumbled into” the field 10 years ago and has worked at Tobosa for five. When she first began, she wasn’t sure it was something she wanted to do, she said, but eventually, it “captured my heart.”
“I really felt like I was doing something here; it’s such a rewarding thing to see these little steps they make,” she said. “They’re some of the most amazing people I’ve ever met. They gave me this passion and drive I wouldn’t have had otherwise.
“I can’t see myself doing anything else now actually.”
Faggion came to Roswell Login to read more