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Disabled and Dispossessed

Joe McMichaels, 62, rolls down Main Street in Los Angeles. “I got hit by a truck,” he says. It happened two years ago. “My leg is gone forever.” (Francine Orr / LAT)
A person sleeps next to a wheelchair near Winston Street and East 4th Street in Los Angeles. (Francine Orr / LAT)
Adriana Arjona, 36, carries a portrait of Our Lady of Guadalupe with her. She says in Spanish that she was hit by a car six years ago and has been in the wheelchair ever since. (Francine Orr / LAT)
Ronald Bedan, 65, sleeps in his wheelchair. He says dizzy spells put him in the chair, and he’s spent 10 years on the streets. (Francine Orr / LAT)
Vietnam veteran Charles Muldrew, left, 59, sleeps next to his friend Lucille Reid, 36, outside the Midnight Mission in Los Angeles. (Francine Orr / LAT)