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Lesandra: Mott Haven, Bronx

Lesandra was in front of a restaurant, asking for change. She lives down the street in a shelter, recovering from years of addiction to crack. "Why did I stop? I woke up one morning in a hospital, I had a stroke. I don't remember how I had gotten there." She has one daughter, they keep in touch, but are not close.

 

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Taken on November 13, 2011