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It s easy to pick out those who ve fallen and can t get up, those visible to us, visible unless we choose to look the other way.

We met Jaydon Langston at a Tent City in Tukwila. Jaydon is homeless and desperate for work. He has experience working as a welder.

I m still looking for the American Dream, Jaydon said.

For many that dream has turned into a nightmare a nightmare that won t go away. You go to bed, it s there. You wake up, it s there. Even for those who did everything right.

It s stressful, said Derrick Davis, a war veteran who lost his job as a medical office manager in July. He d been working at that job 14 months.

Well somebody s got to like me out there, he tells his wife Kathy, who pulls in $12 an hour as a medical coder.

Well he s trying. It would be different if he was home and feeling sorry for himself, said Kathy.

He s trying alright. Derrick Davis has sent out over a hundred resumes from his make-shift office, Cafe Vita. So far, no nibbles. So he ll send out a hundred more resumes and keep going.

What choice do I have? he said.

What choice do you have when you ve gone through all of your savings, you re down to your last $3,000 from your 401K, and you have no job. Derek s choice was clear.

I never thought I d be here, he said.

By here, he means the Northwest Harvest Food bank in Seattle. As Derrick goes through the food line, he will express his gratitude.

Thank you for being here, he said.

It s just like him to do that. What he will keep to himself, today at least, is that he was a regular volunteer at food banks years ago, helping those in need.

Now it s my turn, Derrick said.

The tables have turned for so many Americans - too many.

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