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Edward Seitz rebuilds his life after losing everything

December 8, 2012 • Local News


Edward Seitz poses in front of the Roswell Adult Center, the place where he was shown love and compassion when he needed it the most. Chaunte’l Powell Photo

Edward Seitz has always loved working with his hands. Since the age of 13, he’s worked in landscaping, construction and even the mortuary business. He said he’s relied on his hands to help him make a living his entire life. Seitz has also relied on those hands to help him rebuild his life after losing everything.

In 2002 Seitz’s mother moved to Roswell to care for her sick sister, and was later diagnosed with two types of cancer. Upon hearing the news of his mother’s ailments, Seitz immediately quit his job in Kansas and moved to Roswell, as his mother requested. He took care of her until her passing in 2011, just two years after he lost his wife.

After his mother passed, he said that his world collapsed. His mother and aunt had purchased the house they were all living in and with a broken arm and no form of steady income, Seitz eventually lost the house and ended up on the streets. Following those incidents, Seitz sank into a state of depression and said he tried to cope with destructive remedies Login to read more

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