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Ramin Rahimian Freelance

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"Living on Borrowed Time" Jim Hughes, 49, of Oklahoma is the brother-in-law of Dennis Brehm. Jim lives with his dog, Blackjack, in a small and modest trailer in a trailer community in town. He lives off of 650 dollars a month from Social Security. In the late 90s, when he was hopping trains through Arizona, he was badly beaten, almost to death, by a gang of criminals. He had to have life-saving brain surgery. Now, as both Jim and his sister, Karla, say, he's "not stupid, just slow." He is a very giving man who feels like sometimes people tend to take advantage of him. He has two daughters whom he tries to visit whenever he can. He does a lot of freelance highway accident towing and odd jobs around town to get by. He feels like something has been robbed from his life because of his injury but he refuses to give up. He spends most of his time with Blackjack and his best friend, one of the few people he can fully trust, Jason Kirk.


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