Manny Quiles: Hunts Point, Bronx
Former pro boxer (lightweight) from Connecticut, now an addict living in a homeless shelter. Manny's career ended after several injuries left him with a right eye that is unable to focus. Unable to fight, with little other skills, he found himself homeless and turned to heroin.
He was with five other men from the shelter hanging out in the park. All of them told me their story, how addiction has taken everything from them.
When I returned to give him picture I was told he had been removed from the shelter, accused of theft. I have not been able to locate him since.
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