His mother, a seamstress, worked two jobs to support three boys. “He is so passionate and real,” said Marion Parkinson, the supervisor of Mc Pherson Square Library, where this year Elvis trained the staff to administer Narcan. “He tells his own story and what comes out is the passion he has for other human beings.” Elvis grew up at Seventh and Cambria Streets, the heart of what would later be called the Badlands.Conducting business in the streets was extremely disadvantageous for them.

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Often, they did car dates - hopping into cars whose drivers slowed down to let them in.

People who thought they had managed their addictions. She had stopped breathing for so long that Elvis was sure she would be the first to die on him. And from there the arc of his life bent with the weight of his addiction – and the trauma that accompanied it. When Elvis wasn’t using – “everything,” he said of his drugs of choice – he was selling.

19 was a young woman this spring, unconscious in the passenger seat of a car that had pulled up to Prevention Point. 29 through 31 each fell on the sidewalk last month within feet of each other. When his father worked, his earnings fed his addictions, not the family, Elvis said. By 11 or 12, Elvis had moved onto other things, methamphetamine and marijuana.

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For those who want to push addicted people around like cattle, instead of working to save them. To people struggling like he once did, Elvis offers kindness borne from experience.

That one, Elvis now uses to provide hope to the people he meets on the avenue – before someone becomes the 35th person he has to bring back. 33 was a man on the Prevention Point steps, who had his own Narcan. 34, just Tuesday afternoon, was a young guy in an alley across the street.) Or the first person he loses. He saves his anger for those who don’t see people suffering in addiction or dying on the avenue as human beings.

When they grow older, the idea that they have to pay for if they want to get laid galls them. The client who pays for sex usually gets exactly what he wants, with a minimum waste of time, whereas the cruisers in any venue, have to make do with whatever is available to them on at a given time.

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