On February 29th and March 5th Next Up foundation had a very special guest all the way from Australia, Gabe Taylor. After going through his own battles with drugs and losing his job and whole life because of it, Gabe changed his life for the better. Through the help of his family, he got clean and got his life back together, and wanted to share his story with the kids of Next Up. He showed the kids that you don’t have to come from a bad neighborhood to get caught up in a bad lifestyle, and that through programs like Next Up you can always reach out to someone, even if not your own family. Gabe came to Next Up of Anaheim and hung out, shared his story with the kids, skated with them, and we all had a fun day together! A huge thanks to Gabe for supporting Next Up and sharing his amazing story with us!