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Do you know me?

I’ll bet your thinking; “Wow, how can a homeless person be so fat?” Well, it’s not hard when all you be all day is sit. I am one the military’s lost children. I am combat veteran who can no longer stand to see anyone, and I mean ANYONE, being mistreated. I was such a pacifist that my boss said he could no longer trust me as a soldier. Long story short, I eventually found myself without any support system, family or friends. When you end up just sitting on a bench, a stool, or the ground all day long, with nothing to do but eat and sleep; it’s easy to become this heavy. I know I did this to myself, but I don’t know to get out of it without some genuine help.

Can you see us? We are some of the many faces of Fairfax County’s homeless community. Please help the homeless be seen. This link will bring you to a page to find out what you can do to help the homeless in Fairfax County.

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