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Dad Commits To Being Homeless Until Someone Helps His Daughter

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CNN ran a story about heroin addiction in America, and they interviewed Meghan. Her parents saw the interview and a wave of relief flooded over them. Their daughter was alive. However, it was clear she needed help.

"I lost the love of my life, we both overdosed, and when I woke up he was dead," Meghan revealed. "I'm not really afraid [to die from drug addiction], and honestly, sometimes it just seems easier."

"I’m never giving up on Meghan," her mom said. "She won’t die. She can’t."

Shocked at their daughter's struggles, Paul knew he had to do something to help. He searched to find his daughter on the streets of Boston, and when he did, he moved in next to her.

"I was literally sleeping here and I woke up to my dog licking my face and I looked, and my dad’s like, 'Alright, we’re all moved in,'" Meghan told CNN.

Paul had brought the family dog and vowed to be homeless with his daughter until she got help for her addiction.

"I’m not leaving until you get help or go to the hospital," he told her.

Paul stays with Meghan at all times, making sure she's warm and doesn't overdose. He spends his time trying to convince her to get help, while she spends her time watching out for her dad.

"I feel alright for myself sleeping on the street, but I check on him 100 times during the night," she said. "That’s who I am. I always take care of other people before I take care of myself."

Paul says he doesn't mind protecting his daughter.

"My kids are everything to me, they really are," he says.

Heroin addiction in America

Parents seek help for heroin-addicted loved ones: We follow the stories of two young people addicted to heroin and living in the streets of Boston.

Posted by Anderson Cooper 360 on Friday, November 10, 2017

Would you do something like this if your kids needed help?

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