San Francisco Homeless Woman Disabled From Bullet in Her Back – San Francisco Video



Heather’s story is important because the public often judges homeless people without knowing how they got there or the challenges they face to get out of homelessness. Heather is a disabled woman living homeless in San Francisco because she has a bullet lodged in her back. Because she is very soft spoken and there was a freeway above us, I added captions.

I first met Heather when we followed Couper around for a day. While Couper was helping Heather with a medical issue, I learned that Heather badly needed a neck brace. I ran to the closest medical supply store and bought a brace and some other items Couper told me they needed.

When she was only eighteen, Heather was riding a bus when the police come on to search for a robbery suspect. Bullets started flying and Heather was shot in the back.

Heather continued to work full time but eventually, the pain got worse. She doesn’t receive disability. Heather survives but watching other people’s tents when they run errands.

In San Francisco, the waitlist to get into a homeless shelter is over 1,200 people. Once you get a bed, you can only stay for 90 days. The whole homeless support system in San Francisco doesn’t make sense but I assume it’s driven by a severe lack of housing. Without housing, you can’t move people from the shelter into homes!

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  1. San Fran is Pelosis district ! The Democrats are turning thier backs on citizens ! This outrages me ! L

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  2. Wow. I was homeless for fifteen years. These hit me every time.

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  3. I don’t understand how this woman doesn’t qualify for disability ? I wish her well and hope that her future turns out to be a safe and happy one.

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  4. How can she not get disability being caught in crossfire!?

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  5. How old is she, at first she looked very young, then she looked like an older woman, but her voice sounds even younger. Hope she finds the help she needs :/

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  6. Omg she was only 18 when bullet hitted her ….thats really sad😢😢😢😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

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  7. SomeOne Needs To Help Her OMG , She Has A BULLET In Her Back 🙏God Bless You ❤️

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  8. They are all sad but this one is especially sad.

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  9. Bless her heart I know how it is to on the streets. I feel bad that she has to live a bullet in her back.

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  10. God bless u mark! Thank you for helping those in need! It makes me really sad that people have to suffer on the streets! Just be glad for what u have and dont make the choices you shouldn't make!

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  11. WOW that's sad nobody has helped her with the bullet in her back. She didn't deserve to be treated like less than human, because she wouldn't be using the system because of being shot in the back by police or suspect wanted for questioning. IT'S horrified how California TREATS the home less, Donald trump and the govner of California and senators need to START worring about what important and less impossible by building a wall. THIS WOMAN DESERVE BETTER TREATMENT AND RESPECT, WHAT IF THIS WAS A HIGH PROFILED SENATORS DAUGHTER SHOT BY THE POLICE. SHE TRULY ISNT GONNA USED THE SYSTEM THE SYSTEM LET HER UNWANTED CIRCUMSTANCES NOT BE ADDRESSED.

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  12. Rehumanization is pivotal for us to start paying attention to people like Heather. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, Mark.

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  13. Pretty certain she would be given priority housing here in the UK

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  14. HOW DID SHE NOT SUE TF OUT OF GREYHOUND AND BE SITTING IN HER MANSION NOW ???? SOMETHING DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.

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  15. If anyone deserves disability it is this Lady! I hope she gets the help she & her pup needs to get off the streets & into housing. She has so much to offer, I can see it in her beautiful eyes. Kind soul.

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  16. Another story, and person, that just hits ya in the heart. How can we help these people and this lady? My take is she does not want charity, she wants a chance. A help onto her feet again so she can move forward. Illegals and crooks out- help to Americans.

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  17. She deserves help.Discusting The senaters for San Francisco give our money to illegals.This lady being homeless.She has been done wrong wrong erong.

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  18. Watching this video is sad cause I work near by. If I see her I'll help get some food.

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  19. Lady never never know she's homeless it's the way she looks with a dog how amazing is that…

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  20. This type of shit should NOT be happening in society. Shows we are Not a compassionate society. How can we help folks such as her? 🙂

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  21. I pray god blesses you with some good fortune very soon!!

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  22. So many people I hear say that all people on the street want to be there that they're all drug addicts and hippies and millennials and that's simply not the case

    the truth is we have 50 million homeless people and the main reason for the homelessness is working a regular job does not earn you enough to afford an apartment

    the average cost of an apartment is $3,000 per month and even if you were working two full-time jobs at $10 an hour each you would not bring home $3,000 in a month

    In Europe they went through this 15 years ago and now half the population lives on the street

    We are two different America's the America for the upper class and the lower class

    If this woman lived near me I would offer her to move in with me

    She should at least be getting disability

    The way we treat people I would feel better if we just threw the people into ovens because it would be less inhumane then what we do now.

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  23. And our country's bringing in Thousands of "newcomers" every day and giveing them medical, food and housing,, Very Sad.

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  24. My heart breaks for all the poor homeless people, especially those who have had plain bad luck and wound up on the streets. All of us could wind up there if our luck turns south.

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  25. Why wouldn't she have sued? Makes no sense

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  26. What problem with this is why can't she sue the police department for this regardless the guy who shot her or the police did because the police didn't try to handle the guy..
    But I hope we would not have shoot me the gun so she has to get paid for that…

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  27. A lovely soul.
    Brrrrrrrr it looks chilly there.

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  28. the sadness i see in heathers eyes PAIN ME, i was going home from skidrow today and my life was threatened , keep in mind im 21. a homeless drugged out guy said if i don't leave the area he would smash my head with a concrete slab until i die, im extremely traumatized still and i was just waiting for the bus to go home 🙁

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