This is Mark, he is a Real Change vendor in my neighborhood. He is one of the friendliest people I know. Whenever I see him I make sure to purchase a paper from him. I usually get two because he is so polite and I love seeing him around the area. Not everyone who is houseless suffers from Mental Illness or Drug/Substance Addiction. Unfortunate circumstances could occur to any one of us that would turn our lives upside down and potentially land us in his situation. Despite his situation he maintains his positive attitude and outlook almost indefinitely. It's incredibly inspiring and very admirable.