Thursday, November 7, 2013

From Homeless Veteran to Brand New Man: A Most Uplifting Video.

“Sometimes it's easy to walk by because we know we can't change someone's whole life in a single afternoon. But what we fail to realize it that simple kindness can go a long way toward encouraging someone who is stuck in a desolate place.” Mike Yankoski 

I've always believed so very strongly, that those who sacrifice for others should never be without need. And yet, each day I watch the streets fill with more and more of my Veteran friends.

We never know their stories - and yet, so many of us will assume that they are here by either choice or self-negligence.

But, that can not ever represent the degree of difficulty these veterans face when transitioning back into society - the many nights laying awake as the horrors of war revisit their dreams.
The battle rhythm never quite goes away.

Jim Wolf is a United States Army Veteran. Following his return from service,  Jim faced perhaps his toughest battle - that of alcoholism and homelessness.

Lost to the streets, he was nearly forgotten - by friends, family, and even the most casual of passerby. Until, one day, when this incredible transformation took place.

Watch this incredible video as Jim is shown that a respectable guy still exists underneath all that scruff. 

Spoiler alert: Jim has since become a member of Alcoholics Anonymous