Tory and family

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Tory is one amazing mother. Fighting homelessness is bad enough, yet her 11-year-old son has brain cancer. I cannot imagine the strength it takes just to get through a day.

I met Tory and her 3 kids living in a hotel room in Phoenix, Arizona. 6 people actually now live in this hotel room. They only thought they were going to be there for 2 weeks, and that was months ago.

The hotel cycle for homeless families is often never-ending. Tory’s husband often walks 4 miles every day to get to work, but he does not make enough money for them to save up for first and last months rent to get back into an apartment or house.

Tory says she is having a hard time finding support services. Either the service provider is out of funds or they are just placed on a waiting list. Tory is trying to stay in the same area so her kids can stay in the same school. There is some good news, I was with a school liaison who will start helping Troy’s family the best to their ability.

Tory’s son received an award for student of the month in September. That’s amazing. Please watch to the end to hear his 3 wishes.

Special thanks to the Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness

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