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I was born in Edmonton, Alberta. I felt "insane" the first time I slept outside.
I have worked in construction, and I've done security. I was in a terrible accident and had a bad back and knee injury and ended up hooked on pain medication, which led to heroin. Then I got swarmed by a gang who beat me with baseball bats. They only got $20 and I got a serious brain injury which has caused slurred speech, poor memory, poor motor skills and impaired cognitive skills.
My mom just died a month ago and she was my world. This Christmas is going to be very lonely and depressing. I am homeless for the first time in my life and can't even grieve for my mom because that would show weakness and I will get targeted for that. I have never been this depressed and scared before. I don't know how I am going to get through the holidays it is very scary and I am all alone in the world now.
My mom always taught me it is better to give than to receive so I am trying to volunteer somewhere but no one wants me because I am homeless and I smell bad.

Wish List
  • Walmart or Safeway gift card

  • cell phone or gift card

The Russell
New Westminster, British Columbia

The Russell Housing Centre's shelter component is a 24-hour, minimal-barrier facility for up to 15 men aged 19 and older. It is a men-only shelter with homeless women supported by the nearby Elizabeth Fry Society shelter, also located in New Westminster. Donations are a simple way to have direct impact in the life of someone who is homeless.

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