A Tribute to My Youngest Sister

Something to know about me: I have three half sisters, even though I never think of them as anything less than a sister that I care about very much.

Jasmine is my youngest sister and the only one that lives in the same house as me. She turned nine years old just last month.

Ever since I started this blog she has been begging to be a part of it in any way she can.

She even attended an interview with us one weekend. She had her pad with her to take notes and came up with her own question, I was very proud of her.

Recently she done something that is above and beyond what she has already contributed. This is my message to her:

Jeanette’s Story

Jeanette’s interview was completely unexpected, we had originally finished our interview for the day with Belinda. We were on our way back to the train station, passing out sandwiches along the way, when we saw Jeanette walking away from the station. We stopped her and asked her if she would like our last sandwich and her reaction was priceless.

She claimed that our approaching her was a message sent from her children in heaven that they are watching over her. She admitted that she was feeling a little down that day and that our kindness really meant a lot to her.

Jeanette is not homeless, she lives in a personal care home. Before she moved to the home she was homeless for two years and her story and all that she has endured throughout her 70 years is nothing short of incredible.
*The spelling of Janette’s name has been corrected.

Constance’s Story

Constance’s story has been posted! She is 44 years old and previously relied on SSI for 18 years before it was cut off. She has been homeless for two years now and is waiting to hear back from SSI about her current application although this could take up to another year or even longer. Constance tries to remain hopeful but she says, “I get tired of sitting out here shaking this cup, sometimes I just want to throw it away.”

Dora’s Story

Here it is, Dora’s story! Dora is the first homeless individual that we have interviewed for this blog and her spirit was refreshing, I have never met someone with so much energy and passion for the things they care about most. I do apologize for the delay, I have been writing this in between assignments. I hope you enjoy her story as much as we do!

Donations Accepted

Hi, everyone! Kathy and I traveled by train to Philadelphia yesterday (Saturday, October 7th) and spent the day roaming around looking for a homeless individual to interview and offer our care package to (which will be featured in our next post). We met two wonderful women, although one respectively declined having her story shared so […]