Sidewalks into salons
Since living on the streets, J.C. Pearson II said he’s been diagnosed with AIDS, hepatitis C, and terminal cancer. The endless lines for social services continually exhaust him so he’s stopped applying and participating.
“I don’t think I’m ever gonna get on my feet again and I’m not really trying,” he said.
Though he admitted his personal lack of motivation, he adamantly encourages his peers on the streets and at Martin de Porres Hospitality House.
“If you can’t save yourself, help save the world,” he shrugged.
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