Story: A Positive Outlook Speeds Recovery

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After serving in the Vietnam War and watching his friends and brothers get injured, Jesse Cazarez knows how fortunate he is.

“I am the lucky one,” he says, standing in the middle of a water-logged garage next to two totaled cars and piles of rubble.

That sense of gratitude and optimism shines through as he begins to rebuild after the floods that his in neighborhood on Halloween.

“This is nothing,” Jesse said. “After everything I’ve seen, I know that as a human being, you can always bounce back. Red Cross feeds me every day, and they’ve really been a lot of help.”

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