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Jennifer is a young woman confined to a wheelchair and homeless in Toronto. Watching Jennifer’s video, I get emotional – and then I get mad.

Jennifer has spent much of her young life on the streets. In her teens, she spent six years outside. This is now the second winter outside since Jennifer has had a wheelchair.

Homelessness is hard. Now imagine being disabled and most homeless services are not wheelchair user accessible. Jennifer can get into the lobby of the nearest shelter, but after that, the stairs prevent her from further access.

Please take a few moments and watch Jennifer say her three wishes at the end, and then please share this video with everyone you know.  Stories like Jennifer’s need to be seen and never forgotten.

Special thanks to Ve’ahavta’s Mobile Jewish Response to the Homeless.

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