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I'm one of those ghost people - Mike

It’s hard when you have disabilities. People always tell me I am a retard, I am no good, I shouldn’t even be alive. And I hear that constantly—my whole life. 

I’m the type that doesn’t like to get help; I have to do it on my own. The last few years have been really, really tough. I had to break down, put my pride on hold and get help from the food pantry. I’m the type who sits in the back of the room not saying anything. I’m one of those ghost people.

I’m grateful for the food banks. If other people need help with food, I help  them when I can. I help people who are a little bit worse off than me
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