On the streets of Tampa, John Helinski found himself in a desperate situation. After a series of unfortunate events, he found himself living on the streets, surviving off of the scraps and charity of passersby. Helsinki believed that he was destined to live a sad and meager existence, he had yet to discover that his life would be changed forever.
Helinski was born in Poland, before venturing to start a new life in the States. In 2012 after losing his job, he found himself alone and destitute, living on the streets. He had lost all identity records, which were confiscated. He had little to comfort him.