When I first met Charles, we instantly connected. Charles is 63 and has lived on the streets of Austin for around 15 years. When we met he was living under the Chase Bank drive through downtown. He suffers from congestive heart failure, diabetes, and countless other medical problems, but he still has the passion and drive to wake up every morning to advocate for Vietnam Vets that have it worse. Charles inspired me and I him and on that night a bond was formed that one rarely encounters in life.