Mario was born in Bellflower, California in the early 80’s. His earliest childhood memories are best described as painful since he, his siblings and his mom were abused daily by his alcoholic father. After his parents divorced, his mother began to abuse the kids. read more

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Meet Mario Ortiz:

Mario Ortiz, a former Optimist youth who recently came back to thank us for never giving up on him.