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Topeka family's 'radical kindness' changes man's life


February 16, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — About a year ago, Waheed Burnside was homeless and cut off from human connections, but when a Topeka woman took a chance on him, his life changed course.

Burnside now has a job, a car and a roof over his head. He also has a family.

"He's a pretty big success story," said Kimberly Daugherty, who met Burnside in December 2016 while teaching an eight-week employment class at the Washburn Institute of Technology.

On the second day of class, Daugherty pulled Burnside aside. He didn't seem engaged, and she thought he had an attitude problem.

"I thought I knew every type of s...

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