Gary was shuffled from foster home to foster home as a child, learning not to trust anyone and to guard his heart. He stayed employed in construction business until he was in an accident that broke several of his vertebra. He managed a trailer park for awhile, but lost that job and ended up homeless. He accepted minimal help from HART mentors, until his tent caught on fire one night, and he was severely burned. After spending 10 days in the hospital, he finally broke down and said he needed help and wanted his life to change.
With the help of his HART mentor, Gary life has dramatically changed. He is now happily married and lives in an apartment with his new wife. He has a true family for the first time in his life. The burns left minimal scars and he looks great with his new set of teeth. He is still close to his mentor and is looking forward to a bright future.