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'I Wish I Could Spend the Rest of My Life in a Hospital, Because at Least People Care'

'I Wish I Could Spend the Rest of My Life in a Hospital, Because at Least People Care'

Robert Nickles lives in Columbia. He was recently diagnosed with lung cancer and has undergone numerous medical procedures throughout his life - including a colostomy. But there’s a major barrier standing between Robert and a healthy existence: Robert is homeless.

'The People that We are Working With are Humans Just Like Everybody Else'

'The People that We are Working With are Humans Just Like Everybody Else'

Katie Burnham Wilkins is the Homeless Program Coordinator at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital, and Blake Witter is the Program Coordinator for HUD-VASH, a program that combines Housing and Urban Development Vouchers with VA services to help homeless veterans get stable housing.

'You Have to Balance Being Assertive Without Crossing Over the Line of Being a Jerk Face'

'You Have to Balance Being Assertive Without Crossing Over the Line of Being a Jerk Face'

Jennifer and Casey Simmons live in a tiny unincorporated community in Pulaski County called Devils Elbow. When their son Hunter was born with severe cerebral palsy and epilepsy, it was recommended to them that they get a divorce so they could qualify for Medicaid benefits. They didn’t.

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