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sballchica89

Member Since:
2006-04-19

hey so i just finished reading "Under the Overpass". It rocked my way of thinking like i'd never imagined. I knew there was homeless people the cities, but I hadn't given that much thought to how many or what I could do to make a difference. That what I loved so much about this book. Mike tells us his expierences as a homeless man, and peers into the lives of others he touches, or the people who tell him to leave their sdtore front, or the ones who try to ignore them from the comfortable cars and clothes. another reason why I like this book so much is because he tells us what WE can do. And how even seemingly small things make a huge difference in someone's life.

Posted: 2006-04-19 10:22:00
crazy1rn

Member Since:
2006-04-23

Homeless is not just in your big metropolitan cities, it is everywhere! Yes it exsists in boring Indiana. I work as a Nurse Practitioner in a Community Healthcare Center specializing in homeless outreach. I knew it was there, but did not really KNOW until I returned to school to become a Nurse Practitioner after years as a nurse in a for profit healthcare clinic. Luckily, I my faculity knew and part of the curriculum included time working with the homeless. The one thing Mike did not bring out is 1/3 of all homeless are children. The homeless are not just drug addicts, drunks and prostitutes; they also include families.
Debbie

Posted: 2006-04-23 15:15:00
sballchica89

Member Since:
2006-04-19

yea..i'm very aware that homelessness exists everywhere even in boring Indiana. Maybe i didn't make that clear..In my little town that doesn't even have its own middle or high school there are at least a couple people who are homeless. I just think it was so cool that Mike and Sam went so much out of their way to understand someone else's perspective to better serve them after this expierence.

Posted: 2006-05-04 12:40:00
crazy1rn

Member Since:
2006-04-23

Isn't it amazing that everywhere you look there are people in need even small town American. I agree it is great that Mike and Sam have gotten it into print what the homeless face. Maybe someone with a hard heart will be softened.
Deb

Posted: 2006-05-05 12:23:00
 




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