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1999

Bringing Smiles to Faces of Homeless Kids

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Miami Herald, The (FL)
1999-08-08
Section: Neighbors NW
Edition: Final
Page: 8NW

For 10 years, Bessie Garrett dreamed of showing homeless children a fun time.

What pushed her to do it was meeting an inner-city boy while she was on rounds giving medical treatment to the homeless in Overtown. ``There was an instance where a 5-year-old boy told me that he wanted to get his hair shaved off, and I asked him why,'' Garrett said. ``He told me that if he got his hair shaved off and got really sick, then he could go to Disney World. This really broke my heart.''

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