Just read about what happen to this homeless man I befriended at a Homeless Shelter in San Antonio.
Several months ago I ran into this older man named Morris at a Homeless Shelter where I hang out and do a little work. He had been in the service at one time and was wounded so when he got out of the military he moved to west Texas and became a firefighter for some years until age, his old wound and a couple of heart attacks sidelined him before he ended up homeless in this shelter.
When I met Morris he had already been at the shelter for several years waiting for them to assist to to try to find his own apartment and get on with his life with the help of veteran programs.
Morris was in rough shape, he was having problems with his legs and at the same kept slobbering from a medical condition but in spite of all that he was and extremely nice older gentleman who had made many friends over his past two years at the shelter. They were his community, his family if you will.
Last weekend the shelter had finaly put together a deal for Morris to have his own apartment and finally get on with his life away from the homeless shelter. When he first told me, on a Friday that he had got an apartment he seemed happy and overjoyed.
I did not see him on the following Monday but I ran into him again on Wednesday and I saw a much different man. After all the next day was his day to move to his new apartment. But Morris seemed distant and very lonely. Distracted from his jovial self.
The next morning Morris gut up to head on out to his new life by himself in a new apartment complex and his own apartment. As he headed down he hall to start moving GOD stepped in and moved Morris to Heaven instead. Morris took a couple of steps into the hall and fell dead from his final heart attack.
It’s my belief that the stress of thinking about being all by himself in a new place away from the only friends he knew and away from this community that he had bonded with over the past two year was to much for his poor heart.
R.I.P. Morris. GOD Speed our friend. We are certain you are in a much better place now.
Just another Point of View.