Atlanta Homeless Man Turned Business Owner

Benjamin Graham is an Atlanta resident and business owner of "Big Mouth Ben's Convenience Store" but he wasn't always a business owner - in fact he used to be homeless and addicted to drugs. Ben dropped out of college due to depression and spiraled out of control landing him on the streets of Atlanta in his young adulthood. He lived on the Auburn Avenue for years and following a tragic work accident left him in a wheel chair he was forced to get creative in order to survive. Ben turned his wheelchair into a mobile market selling snacks and sodas. Once he was better, he bought a bicycle and attached baskets on the front and coolers on the back and increased his business! Now Benjamin Graham is the proud owner of his own convenience store, and is able to help the homeless community of Atlanta that was such a big part of much of his life.


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