Mark, the single parent, who was raising his teen age son and working at a field management level in the construction industry. His son got cancer in his mid teens, and was hospitalized for a lengthy time in Boston. All during that time, Mark traveled to Boston in the evening to see his son, usually returning home around midnight or later. Five hours sleep was insufficient, and his employer put him on notice, until Mark’s son died. After his death, the hospital presented Mark with a bill almost $2 million beyond his insurance coverage, and his employer let him go. Mark’s only recourse was to sign his house over to the hospital. He became homeless, and for a time he drank too much. When he came to The Gathering Place, he had become sober and was trying to put his life back together. The last we saw of him was as he left for upstate New York where he had family.