Daniel Garza - Put it Together

May 20, 2017

 

Sunday May 21st at 2pm EST, Robert Breining will be speaking with Daniel Garza an activist from Laguna Beach who hosts his own podcast called Put it Together.

 

Daniel who is 16 year AIDS survivor, started volunteering shortly after being diagnosed, sharing his story at schools to students interested in health and social services. Over the years he has taught to about 2500 - 3000 students a year. From the Texas Valley, Houston to Orange County. 

 

Personally dealing with drugs & alcohol, now clean & sober for about 10 years. Anal cancer survivor for about 2 years and living with a colostomy, he continues to educate students in high school, junior colleges and university about; HIV prevention, cancer, colostomies, depression, PTSD, while fighting stigma and the taboos in the Latino community. 

 

In 2016 he became a California certified HIV tester and counselor, he also works with rehabilitation programs in the Orange County area offering education to both staff and residents. As well as leading the Laguna Beach HIV Advisory Committee as chair for the third year. He hopes to one day be allowed to stand in a national stage and share with a larger Latino audience and open their minds and instigate an open conversation about sex, sexuality, and

prevention.

 Listen to the interview - click here 

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