Saturday, September 03, 2011

You Will Be Missed

The hardest part of working with at risk people is most definitely the frequency with which we lose them.  Every loss is hard, but some are harder than others.
Ovilio will be remembered forever for his sweet smile and helpful hand.
When we fed on the streets he would often stand by as our protector and he always had a smile and laugh for anyone willing to give him a little bit of their time.
Once we moved into the building he was always bringing young kids he found on the street for a warm meal and a place to sleep.
We often wondered why Ovilio wasn't somewhere more permanent.  He seemed very stable and was always kind and responsible.
No one seems to know what happened to Ovilio but everyone is sure he has passed away.
I'm not positive what that means but I know that we will miss him.

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