Every word of the story you’re about to hear is true, even though some people may find it hard to believe and even call it a miracle. This is the story of how one person went from being poor and homeless for 30 years to being reunited with his family. If you were told who this person is, you would never believe in a million years. This homeless person had no way of getting in touch with anyone from his old life, including his family and friends. But you’re about to hear how lucky he was that a police officer helped him get a second chance.
After a while, the homeless person was heard saying, Who would have thought something like this could happen to anyone, let alone me? The guy who was living on the streets was born in 1950. His mother decided to give him up for adoption when he was two years old, and he ended up living with a couple in St. Leendro, California. He was an average high school student in the marching band and had a B average overall. He was adopted, but he never got close to his family, and he and his siblings had a hard time to get along.
Even though the rest of the family thought of him as other, he was very close to his foster mother. She was his main source of emotional and physical support. Sadly, this wasn’t enough because he could never keep a job and could barely make ends meet. After a while, the couple who had taken him in was no longer around. His immediate and extended family members who didn’t like him didn’t waste any time cutting off all ties with him and turning their backs on him. He had also lost touch with his childhood friends who still live in San Alindro, so he was left to take care of himself.
He got a job as a truck driver and was mostly happy with it, but he ran into a problem that wouldn’t have stopped a truck. He felt very bad about this. This problem could have ended his life, and it did. He was now homeless and living by himself. The traffic jam on the road was caused by accident. Because of the accident, he could no longer drive a car. He had to use a wheelchair for more than a year before he was able to switch to crutches.
He went to other places to find a job, but he couldn’t because of his disabilities. Due to his health problems, he couldn’t stand or drive for long periods. With his back pain and all, he couldn’t even pick a small thing. After some time, he got jobs in manufacturing, the food industry, even at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Unfortunately, he was fired from these jobs because of his disability. From that point on, things just got worse and worse. Meet Mike Myers. Myers couldn’t pay for himself and didn’t have any family or friends he could ask help for. So when he lost his job, he had no choice but to live on the streets.
He tried to make money by playing the guitar and begging on the street corners, but neither worked. Myers’s turned 67 in 2017, and up until that point, he had spent his whole adult life living on the streets. He was used to living that way, so he forgot everything about his old life and lost hope. The sad fact is that he is just one of the thousands of people who lived their lives in the same way. In 2017, the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development said there would be 550,000 homeless people in the United States alone.
25 % of all of homeless people in the United States live in the state of California. After talking to one person, he started questioning doing his thoughts. Mars didn’t have a place to live, so he had to beg and play his guitar on the side of the road to make some money. Mars was put in a situation where he had no choice but to do what Alabama County Deputy Sheriff Jacob Sol word told him to do. He had to come up with a way to make money. The deputy didn’t know at the time that he would change this man’s life forever.
He only knew that he was homeless, played guitar, and asked for money on Fulhill Boulevard. Even though the deputy had met Meyers before, he and Meyers never talked to each other. On one occasion, the deputy decided to give a citation to Meyers, but he was surprised when Meyers couldn’t show any form of ID. He asked Meyers some questions, and soon the two of them were deep in a conversation about his life, including his early years and what had happened to him to make him homeless. The deputy said it wasn’t a good place for an old man to be.
Because Meyers didn’t have an ID, he couldn’t get a Social Security or help. Meyers couldn’t get an identification card since he did not have any paperwork to his name. Since you need a valid ID to get a government assistance, he could not obtain any. This made the deputy feel a great deal of sadness. As a result, he promised Meyers that he would do all in his power to help Meyers get off the street. Meyers’s move improved as a result, and he could express how appreciative he was of that someone was there to assist him.
The first step that the deputy took was in his research, was going in the same direction as Meyers, as he was interested in discovering Meyers’s thriving history. He contacted the DMV. There was no trace of him at the business, even though he had previously worked there. It was pointless use of time. In order to get government issued ID, he would be required to provide both his birth certificate and evidence now he resides in the state of California. The deputy posted the following questions, But how is he supposed to produce evidence of residency if he doesn’t even have a place to live?
On the other hand, he had no intention of giving up at any point, so he needed assistance from another person. Meyers and the Department of Motor Vehicle had just met for the first time a month earlier, but he was eventually able to get his driver’s license after providing them with all the necessary documentation. During his inquiry, the deputy uncovered information that would forever alter the course of his new friend’s life. This revelation could not be reversed. When the deputy learned that the name Meyers had been altered, he was taken aback by the news.
At the time of his birth, he was given the name Gordon Michael Oakley. He did not really go by that moniker, Mc Meyers. Even Meyers was taken aback by this information, given that he was completely unaware of it. When a local news station learned about the event, it told the tale of a peculiar connection that entice a great number of people to back the cause. Because of the success of the scheme, a private investigator by the name of Mark Arkens decided to donate his services. Mark Arkens had spent a significant amount of time working in the area of investigation before becoming interested in the Meyer’s case.
He used to deal with situations such as this one since he had previously worked for a nonprofit organization known as Miracle Message, whose mission was to help formerly homeless persons reconnect with their families. He contacted the deputy at Meyer’s and inquired about the possibility of the two of them assisting him in locating his biological family. In point of fact, this bestowed upon Meyers a revital feeling of optimism. The circumstances surrounding Meyer’s were not unique in any way. A significant number of homeless persons have been estrained from their families due to factors such as mental illness, a lack of access to technology, or the inability to utilize it, or simply because they are embarrassed by their situation.
They vanished into thin air, and no one can recall that they were a part of history. Mark Orkins returned to work almost as soon as he finished his conversation with the deputy and Meyers. Because he could only go off of what was written on the birth certificate, his task ended up being more difficult than it should have been. He had to make his way to the courts to get further details. In the more recent years, there has been a significant shift in both the system that is used to keep birth data and the accessibility of that information.
On the other hand, this was not the case throughout the decade of the 1950s. People interested in seeing the documents had to go through a large number of other papers to find them since they hadn’t been digitized yet. Mark Harkens was able to locate an old case filed for a lady whose name was Murray Pauline Oakley. After doing a substantial amount of investigation, she read Woolley Albert Oakley in Re no, and the couple quickly welcomed the son into the world. Gordon Michael Oakley or Mike Myers.
Although he was mostly often referred as Mike Myers, in the years to come, Mike Myers would become a well known musician. Sadly, after a few short years of being married, the couple made the decision to end their marriage and their relationship. Although Arkansas learned that the father had passed away, he did not let this deter him from looking for the baby’s original mother and attempting to learn the reason she had placed her child for adoption. Finding Marie was a challenge in and of itself. To begin, her name was quite common and considering her age, it’s probably that she had already passed away before we found her.
Arkansas didn’t let this deter him. The two of them had the same name. Even though he realized it was a long shot, he had to give it a chance nevertheless. When Arkansas called the number, he was taken aback to learn that the former Marie Pauline Oakley, who was then 85 years old and had lived only a few miles away now, went by her middle name Pauline, and that she had served in World War II. After the first encounter, the two individuals met together, Harkens engaged in a lengthy conversation about her kid. She was taken aback and interested in how it was doing.
It was discovered that he had an issue with his stomach not long after he was born because Pauline was a single mother and unable to afford the treatments for such a life threatening illness, she made the difficult decision to give him up for adoption. She did this in hopes that he would find a better chance of surviving if they adopted him. She had no choice but to surrender something despite the fact that doing so broke her heart. A newborn baby called Meyers was adopted by a family that could better provide for his needs after being given away at the Catholic Parish.
She felt that certain that this decision was right, despite the fact that she had some reservations about it. Since then, she has never ever been able to go to sleep with that first thinking about him. For the first time in more than 60 years, Meyer and his mother were able to communicate with one another, thanks to Arkansas, who arranged a phone conversation between them. On the other hand, Arkansas would take it to an even greater extent. A few weeks later, when it was finally time for Meyer’s to fly to his mother’s home for the first time, Arkansas and the deputy accompanied him on the trip.
In spite of the fact that he had never met her and that she was for all intents and purpose, a complete stranger to him, he could not help but feel thrilled. When they arrived, his niece, Shannon, was there to greet him, and she volunteered to take them to his mother’s house when they accepted her offer. He was completely oblivious to the fact that he had a niece. When they arrived at the residence, Meyer’s mother greeted him at the front door and invited him to come on inside.
they clung to one another in a tight Embrace for a considerable amount of time until they both burst into tears over 60 years had passed and not one of them had the slightest incline that this day would ever arrive in spite of the fact that a significant amount of time it elapsed they remained adamant about getting back together his mother shared a great deal of her life’s history with him as she flipped through her old photo album that was full of images of him and his siblings the two of them ultimately LED their lives that were not at all unlike one another Mars discussed the experience of growing up with his adopted family which included some of his most cherished childhood memories in addition to this he discussed the occasions in his life when things began to turn around for the better when his mother found out about all of the sun’s issues it caused her a great deal of emotional distress she sought solace in the thoughts that he was making progress in his life throughout the years but when she discovered that this wasn’t the case it caused her great deal of pain she expressed her emotions to kpix 5 by telling the station it makes me so sad to think of the things I gotta do with his siblings and their kids everything that the family have encountered and accomplished up until this point in their lives what benefits have they been able to get from it when he told me about how horribly he had been treated I felt like I was going to weep I didn’t cry but I felt like I was going to cry the emotional anguish that results from never being accepted on the other hand they had reconciled their differences so it was a positive development