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Survival – that’s what I’ve learned from my life so far – I’ve learned how to survive. Life has toughened me up. I’ve been homeless for six years because of depression, and I suppose that happened because of life going wrong. I lost my job, and at the same time that happened things weren’t going right in my relationship. She left me and moved in with someone else. I just gave up the place we were living, and when she left I lost my daughter too. She was two years old then.

I do still see my daughter – she’s eight now – but not often enough. It’s upsetting – being on the street, I can’t bring her to stay with me. If I could turn back time and go through it all again, I’d be wiser this time. If I could do anything in the whole world, it would be to get my baby back.