Man Credits Selling Bouquets On Chicago Streets For His Recovery From Alcoholism: ‘Selling Flowers Helped Me Survive’

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By Laura Rodriguez Presa

Original Source: chicagotribune.com

After spending nearly 20 years living on the streets of Chicago, drowning in alcohol and begging for money, Rodolfo Flores found the strength to change his life in 2009 after severe alcohol poisoning and liver failure landed him in the hospital.

In the attempt to recover from alcoholism, Flores, 56, began to sell bouquets in the same streets he once tramped, begging for alcohol or the money to buy it in…click here to continue reading

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