Unsung Hero #36 – Gil, Cashier at Paws & Go (Washington University in St. Louis)

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“..It has been a fight guys, and I could not be sitting here in front of you guys if I had given up. Because I was homeless at one time, I didn’t have a job, I didn’t know where I was going, I didn’t know what was going to happen, but I knew as long as I was applying myself, I could get myself out of the rut. I’m out the rut, but it takes a whole lot. There are going to be some days you gotta pull so deep down inside of you to keep going because you’re not even gonna think you can do it, but you’ll do it, because you know you got to.”

“I just try to be the man that I know I am, and I’m not ashamed of the man I know I am. I have a lot of people ask me why are you so close to [the students], and I’m like ‘they see me every day, I see them every day, so why wouldn’t I become closer to these guys because that’s what were supposed to do for one another.'”

“It has been a fight guys, and I could not be sitting here in front of you guys if I had given up. Because I was homeless at one time, I didn’t have a job, I didn’t know where I was going, I didn’t know what was going to happen, but I knew as long as I was applying myself, I could get myself out of the rut. I’m out the rut, but it takes a whole lot. There are going to be some days you gotta pull so deep down inside of you to keep going because you’re not even gonna think you can do it, but you’ll do it, because you know you got to.”