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Mariano Rivera wanted to be an auto mechanic

Mariano Rivera wanted to be an auto mechanic
"The Lord had different plans for me,' Rivera said.

Mariano Rivera’s dreams of fixing cars wasn’t meant to be, but the Hall of Fame pitcher’s hoping to help the next generation of wrench-turners — and more — reach their potential.Mariano Rivera at Washington Heights’ Isabella Center Nursing Home.((Courtesy of MJHS Health System)) The mission of The Mariano Rivera Learning Center in New Rochelle is “to provide guidance and resources to students of impoverished families, helping them achieve success in higher education, and establish careers in high-demand fields,” according to the Mariano Rivera Foundation website.((Courtesy of MJHS Health System)) Following a holiday visit to Washington Heights’ Isabella Center Nursing Home with his pal Dr.

Rivera and Tallaj, who founded the Somos Community Care medical network, were at the upper Manhattan nursing home visiting frontline workers and residents alike in support of the Gift For Grandparents Wishlist Drive on Amazon.“I wanted to be an auto mechanic, but the Lord had different plans for me,” said Rivera, who retired in 2013 as the best relief pitcher Major League Baseball has known.

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