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Boston


Boston has been on the street for 15 years. He has mental health issues, and he consistently fights with depression and addiction. As a child, he lost both of his parents–his mother to murder. From […]

Boston

Boston has been on the street for 15 years. He has mental health issues, and he consistently fights with depression and addiction. As a child, he lost both of his parents–his mother to murder. From there, it was to his grandparents, an alcoholic and dysfunctional household.

He left there for the streets, and in his own words, he met a lot of good people with a lot of bad habits. With no alarm clock and no ability to shower, a job was hard to come by.

He was most grateful for clean socks. Thanks to Hanes, I was able to give him fresh socks, the one physical thing he was in most dire need of.

Boston sees a light at the end of the tunnel, and he sees a future for himself and his family. He was a true encouragement. His three wishes were only to help those around him. And he’s fine with being on the streets if that’s where he needs to be to help and bless others.

The truth that’s often lost is mental health issues could happen to any of us, or any of the ones we love. But we often view them and the homeless who experience them as beneath us.

Here’s to hoping Boston keeps moving towards health and success

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  • Julian

    What an inspiring guy.
    Even though all those bad things happened to him, he is completely selfless in his wishes and only cares to help others.
    “We can make a difference. Whether it's a pair of socks or a smile.”

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  • Christina L

    Mark,

    Thank you for doing the work you've been led to do.

    I agree with you, that mental health issues are often overlooked or scoffed at. I think those that haven't experienced it first hand view it as a weakness, or something that could be controlled.

    I wish you the best in your journey, and wish I could help in some way living on the East Coast (besides monetarily :) ). Let me know if I can. I'm a stay at home mother of 1.

    God Bless.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sandra.schenk.54 Sandra Schenk

    I feel so bad for Boston. No wonder he is depressed, loseing his parents at the same time when he was five. Any one of us would be depressed if that happend. Life can be a big bite of sh#t sandwich and everyone out there with two supportive parents should be gratefull, because it could have been them.

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