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Neil Gillespie was homeless
Homeless photos, Tampa Florida
Air-conditioned storage unit with a window. $305 per month, utilities included.
I lived in this storage unit when I was unable to find suitable housing, after moving (Sep-2002) from my apartment in Riverview and harassing neighbors, I was living in motels, until the crash of my 1998 Chev. Metro. (Dec-2002)
Speech and disability.
On April 21, 2003 while homeless and living at the Salvation Army homeless shelter, 1603 Florida Ave. N., Tampa, my cell phone was stolen. Tampa Police Officer Bonnie M. Schurig responded to my call, TPD Report No. 03-173556. Officer Schurig took the report and conducted a brief investigation at 10:14 PM in the shelter but could not locate the phone.
Officer Schurig asked me to step outside for a personal conversation. In a respectful manner, Officer Schurig said she noticed I had impaired speech and asked if it was due to a cleft palate. I responded yes, and the impairment is worse by the end of the day. Officer Schurig said her cousin’s newborn daughter had a cleft lip and palate, and we discussed that and related issues. Later I provided Officer Schurig copies of cleft lip and palate research which she gave her cousin. In appreciation her cousin and husband sent me a thank you card and family photo.
I met my friend James Worley here at the Shurgard Self Storage of Hyde Park where he also rented a storage unit while homeless. James is an advocate for the homeless.