It’s a story so wild, it almost seems unreal. Mick Myers lived homeless and alone for thirty years. He was utterly disconnected from his former life: family, friends, even society itself.
A chance encounter with a cop gave Myers a chance to get his life back on track. The bond that bloomed between these unlikely friends, the county deputy sheriff and the vagrant homeless man, set the wheels in motion. Then, the assistance interference of one devoted volunteer, who dedicates his time and skill to help the homeless, helped Myers find someone he thought he had lost forever.
As Myers himself put it in a news report: “Who would’ve thought something like this could happen to anybody, let alone me.”
1. Humble Beginnings
Mick Myers was born in 1950 and adopted when he was just two years old. A family from San Leandro, California, took him in. In his younger years, Myers was an okay student and even participated in high school marching band. Sadly, Myers never became as close as he wanted to with his adoptive family. As a teenager, Myers had difficulties getting along with his siblings, who treated him like an “outsider.” Thankfully, he was close to his foster mother.
While his adoptive mother was incredibly supportive, Myers still had difficulties holding down a job and getting by.