When I first met Chris he lived with his mother. She was his stability offering a place of safety where Chris could be Chris. His room was full of Star Wars memorabilia, animals, and insects that he appeared to collect. He truly was, even back then, a big kid, innocent and somehow free from the responsibilities that Chris would never really comprehend in the first place.
Back in those days he was employable and held a couple of jobs. He worked for Lowes for many years and held down an apartment. His mother was no longer able to provide a home for Chris. She herself deteriorating in health eventually needing care herself. His mother passed away recently after many years convalescing in a adult healthcare facility.
Chris's story brings close to home just how in America we throw individuals out on the street. Homelessness is as much apart of our society as is McDonald's Hamburgers. For most of the night I have tossed and turned over the plight of Chris Sueper. He is somewhere living in the streets in Oregon, (I have no idea) I am near Tacoma, Washington. His sister Mary, posted the following last night on Facebook:
I tossed and turned most of the night thinking "About Chris" With so much of our resources going to our daughter, trying to accommodate her new baby, two months premature, not to mention, all of the other people who contact me about so many, many heartbreaking stories. Chris's story is a hard one for me. Chris again, is like a child living in an adult reality that he simply was never capable to negotiate. He is a gentle soul who really has no one to pick up his broken life and help him. His sister does what she can. Mary is a praying woman with very little resources as well.
I think about how many, many people are homeless who are not bad people. They are people that our society throws away. My daughter wrote about her uncle Chris the following:
So I will do what I can from where I am. Writing this article is one thing that I can do. If you know of a resource and can help, (really help) please by all means, contact Mary on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/mary.sueper?fref=ts
The sad part about writing this letter is realizing Chris is not alone. Other families are doing all that can be done to help loved ones who are in similar situation. Our society is different though...we simply don't seem to care anymore.
An immediate need based on what Mary wrote is money. If you are willing to help her please make a Paypal donation to my company AJKM Productions (email) firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE designate your gift specifically for Chris and I will see that it makes its way to Mary,