I meet Ian in Victoria, British Columbia. He used to make a living as a welder but came down with stomach issues. He went to the hospital and had two tumors cut out of him. Ian has lived a colorful life to say the least, so the rest of the story you just have to hear for yourself. He admits he has the “gift of the gab”. I could sit and listen to Ian’s stories all day.
For survival, Ian does a little panhandling and sometimes dumpster diving.
The day I met Ian he had five day sober. On the streets that is a miracle. I hope he keeps at it. Ian is a very strong man and can do anything he puts his mind to. I wish him all the best.