Ankylose This! Living with Ankylosing Spondylitis

Friday, February 02, 2007

'Please, don't call me homeless'

Worn down by depression and ankylosing spondylitis, by 1997 Norman Carroll found himself living on the streets of Palo Alto, California. Down, but not out, he began fighting for the place of the homeless -- or as he prefers, "unhoused" -- in society, and challenging people's preconceptions of what it meant to be on the street. Last year, Norman's lottery number came up: he now lives on a housing voucher in a studio apartment, surrounded by the affluence of Silicon Valley. The San Jose Mercury News has the story of this unique individual.

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