Friday, March 26, 2010

GCASA offers Prom Prevention message to over 400 high school juniors and seniors from 6 Genesee County High Schools

From The Daily News on 03/25/10 in part:

BATAVIA -- "Just don't let this happen to you," said Korey Kustes from his wheelchair on Wednesday morning.

The message was clear as he rolled away from the middle of the stage for a brief moment of silence.

Then, applause rippled through the Genesee Community College Forum as 400 area high school students showed their gratitude, commending him for the honesty and the bravery it took him to admit that he had made a mistake in his past that led to a lifelong consequence.

As a young man paralyzed from the waist down as a result of a car crash involving alcohol, Kustes told his story to area juniors and seniors. He told them how his situation could happen to anyone who isn't careful, and how he is making it his mission to promote awareness for good choices.

Six schools in Genesee County brought their students to a presentation sponsored by Genesee-Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.

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