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Debo and I first met as we were crossing the street in downtown Miami. I didn’t know he was homeless and he didn’t know about Invisible People. Debo stopped me and asked, “I hope you’re not offended but you remind me of Colonel Sanders.” I laughed and said I wish I had a secret chicken recipe that could make millions. We both laughed.

Debo says there are all kinds of stuff that can lead a person into homelessness and that no one is ever safe from falling into a life on the streets.

Debo has been on the streets homeless in Miami for eight years. Both he and his wife don’t smoke, drink or do drugs. The alley where they keep their tent, they keep clean. His wife is a former school teacher. She has been homeless for five years!

Debo and his wife have a strong faith in God. They believe God will provide all of their needs. Debo is super friendly. He tries his best to help other homeless people living in downtown Miami.

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