“Today, it is going to buy my medicine for my diabetes, my insulin. Without the Street I would not survive.”
An inspiration? Every day, I see people, friends, getting inside and working their way off the street. By recycling or selling paper, he points at the Street Sheet* magazine he sells. It gives me hope. As many as the horror stories you hear, I’ve seen people make it. For some people there is no hope, they don’t want a home. They have to come to terms with themselves and want it. I want it, I want to be inside. We are not all criminals; you know?
KC is the person who gives us the paper, and we sell it. A lot of homeless take it as drug money, but it also feeds us. Today, it is going to buy my medicine for my diabetes, my insulin. Without the Street I would not survive. I would turn to crime.
* A newspaper published by The Coalition on Homelessness, and sold around the bay area.
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