William – Chicago

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This is William in his own words. He used to work in the cafeteria in the school system and also some construction. William does not rob or steal… he just wants help so he can better himself. Here is William in his own words.

Lloyd “The Singing Marine” Part 2

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Look who I saw on the streets of Chicago again. Lloyd, the singing marine. He has a lot to say. He still is positive and he has another great message at the end of his conversation….Here is Lloyd, the Singing Marine in his own words, telling about his trying days and his uplifting outlook that keeps him going. He could …

Tony Banks – Chicago

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This Tony Banks who I met on the way to my faaavorite Chicago spot to eat, Big Bowl. Tony was a mechanic in the army and has lived all over the world. Here he is in his own words, still living by the morals he was raised with, still hopeful about the future while having to panhandle to survive.

Becky – Seattle

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This is Becky who I met on the streets of downtown Seattle this morning. She is cute as can be and paralyzed on one side. Still a joy to talk to. She panhandles to make her ends meet as best she can and has survived through some struggles. This is Becky in her own words. I put her on the …

Stanley – Chicago

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I met this gentleman, Stanley on the way back to my favorite Chicago restaurant, Big Bowl. (I was hungry…again). Stanley was full of wisdom, scripture and he could sing too. He was also a reader. He had a bag full of books. We had great conversation speaking the same language about “being centered”.

Mike Crowder, Chicago

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Mike Crowder is a published author with a couple of college degrees. He is very articulate with a vast knowledge of history and scripture. He is candid that he let drugs take him down. He said that his dad told him, “Don’t be in denial and never contradict yourself.” Wise words…. Here is Mike speaking for himself, a bit camera …

Lloyd “The Singing Marine”

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This is Lloyd, “The Singing Marine”. He fought for our country back in the early 70s in Vietnam. He had a singing group back before he left for the Marines in Chicago. I THINK he said they were called, “The Majestics”. But Lloyd has a ton of personality and HE can SING!!! It is a shame that a man who …