Faces of Boulder – Kirt
Kirt is a Colorado native, and has lived all around the State, but finds himself coming back to Boulder for multiple reasons. Six years ago he suffered a terrible brain injury, causing him to lose everything. He was living in a tent in Adams County for a while, then found a home with a lady in Lafayette for four and a half years. He started to seek out social security, and was able to get Social Security Disability Insurance in Boulder because of his brain injury. He also found that “people gave me all the help I needed in Boulder.” He is currently living on the streets, but plans to go to college at Front Range starting in August. He has a background in construction and graphic design, but cannot continue on that road due to the injury. If he had the choice he would like to “make custom things all day.” He plans to study psychology and hopefully get into CU Boulder in the next two years. Kirt would like to be an addiction therapist once he graduates. He says that “college is the biggest step I’ve ever made in life,” and is proud of being a 59 year-old college student.