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Just by looking at him you could tell Tony has some serious health issues. He could not even reach out to shake my hand. Tony was actually released from a hospital the day we met […]

Tony

Just by looking at him you could tell Tony has some serious health issues. He could not even reach out to shake my hand. Tony was actually released from a hospital the day we met in New Orleans, which was nothing new – Tony has cancer and has been in and out of the hospital – always being released back to homelessness!

Homelessness is bad enough, I cannot imagine what it must be like trying to fight cancer while living on the streets. Just last week, a homeless friend of ours here in Los Angeles, died from cancer. Unfortunately, support services for homeless people who get sick is rare. In Los Angeles, a city that people argue has between 50,000 to 90,000 homeless people on any given night, has less than 100 respite beds that I am aware of. What do you think happens to person’s recovery and health when after a surgery or cancer procedure they are placed back out on the streets?

We have a “silver tsunami” coming. The boomers are now at the retirement age but lost savings in the crashed economy. This older generation is going to hit social services so hard it very well may crash a system that is already overworked and under funded.

Please watch and share Tony’s important story with everyone in your network.  The good news is Tony is going back into the hospital for more surgery. The bad news is they will once again release Tony back to homelessness.

*** As a rule we never edit a video. There is one edit point in Tony’s video because the camera stopped recording.

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  • kristen gehringer

    I lift up tony in prayer in the name of Jesus…may his surgery go so well that he fully recovers…may grace abound and his life turn around this moment and he be blessed with more abundance and health than he can even imagine )))hug((( luv, Kristen

  • cosimo

    dio ci ama e sempre vicino a noi tutti

  • http://www.facebook.com/dakota.dollak Dakota Dollak

    awww this is so sad
    best of luck tony
    i wish i could come hlep

  • julyfawn

    GOD BLESS YOU TONY… THIS WORLD IS GETTING REALLY BAD …I FEEL BAD FOR ALL THE HOMELESS PEOPLE OUT THERE AND TO BE SICK ON TOP OF IT…TONY STAY STRONG AND GOD BLESS YOU !!

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