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Cody deserves better


Last updated 8/17/2018 at 5:02pm

As part of a loose group of Christian people here in Fallbrook who help those who are homeless, I need to share an observation concerning a 77-year-old lady named Cody. After living on and maintaining a 20-acre ranch in De Luz for 15 years that hosted challenged children, she developed a heart for being of service to her fellow man.

After the ranch changed hands, she retired and moved here to Fallbrook and began her wait for HUD housing while living in her camper truck. Having a heart for this friendly village, she started quietly doing community service projects ranging from picking up strayed shopping carts and returning them to their respective stores, picking up trash in the library parking lot as well as along the streets and Pico trail, helping shop owners and even cleaning up feces dropped by the homeless. While doing this unpleasant chore where the homeless man sat outside the Graybill Medical facility, she was attacked by the man.

Cody has received letters of thanks from business owners as well as organizations and never has asked for a penny or begged or panhandled, being totally self-supporting and is totally clean and sober, showers daily, wears clean clothing and is well kept. At Christmas people dropped off gifts of gratitude on her truck. She is houseless, not homeless, and wants to give back to the community she lives in.

Recently there are those who are shunning her, some going on social media saying she's unfit, a druggie, a danger to children and bad for the business community. This has broken her heart. What happened to the "Friendly Village?" Is this bullying reflective of this Village? I sure hope not. Cody is doing what Jesus has told us to do and now is being driven out just like Jesus was.

Michael Sizer


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