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Hard-working Denver homeless man hopes for help getting new shoes

Posted at 5:46 PM, Mar 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-13 19:46:41-04

DENVER -- Armand Casazza has been homeless for 20 years. To be able to survive on the streets, Cassazza has been selling the Denver Voice paper for the past two years.  The job doesn't pay much, but it gets him by.

Casazza walks everywhere because he suffers from severe motion sickness. But walking takes a toll on his shoes and he simply can't afford a new pair every month.  He’s been wearing torn up shoes, but that's not the only problem.

The director with Denver Voice, Lanette Hidalgo, says while they get donations, including shoes, it’s hard to find his size.

“He is a size 14, but if we do getting boots, it's kind of a gamble. We don't get that large of a size so it's a little bit harder to fill that need,” she said. “But knowing how much he walks I really just wanted to put it out there.”

The Denver Voice has a post on their Facebook page asking for donations of size-14 boots.