Jack

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When I first met Jack, he insisted that I see how part of his spine is missing from his back. He lifted his shirt, and I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s hard even to comprehend how he can stand. It was so disturbing, I decided not to show as part of this video.

A trailer came off a truck that was doing 45 mph and slammed into Jack while he was walking, Jack is disabled and cannot work, and like so many people, his disability claims keep getting denied. Jack has lived on the streets homeless in Austin, Texas, now for ten years.

When I asked Jack for his three wishes, he only had one: that nobody would be homeless.


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