New. Fla. medical van provides care to homeless, uninsured
The roaming vehicle, manned by an EMT will provide health check-ups and dental care
HUDSON, Fla. — Meet Brandon Peck and you notice his hands. Specifically, you notice the fingernails that have been chewed down to short stubs. That's because of an attention disorder. He needs something to do when he's bored.
Peck, 24, has been homeless or on the verge of it for years. Right now, he's staying in his grandmother's apartment in Hudson. He worries the manager will throw him out. Before that, he lived in the woods for nine months.
"I feel like I'm a bad father because I don't have a good job," he said. "There's no money to go places like a father should."