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Couper is a disabled firefighter that was hurt on the job and is not able to go back to work. She spends her days working to help other homeless people with medical needs.

Couper says her footprints are embedded in the streets of San Francisco. She loves this city. Couper says: “My footsteps tell a story. I don’t want them to be forgotten just because I am homeless.”

Couper misses her job. She loved working as a firefighter. But Couper believes that if she wasn’t hurt on the job that the 53 people she’s helped come back from an overdose wouldn’t be alive today. Couper believes everything happens for a reason.

Couper is an amazing woman with an amazing story of resilience and compassion. Many homeless people either cannot go or will not go to a hospital to seek medical attention. People on the streets call Couper a street medic. She does what she can when she can because everyone needs help. If everyone would just do that, we could end homelessness!

If you’d like to help Couper, you can donate directly to her here.

Special thanks to Coalition on Homelessness.

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