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Artist who struggled with homelessness now in new apartment [Video]

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When 13 ON YOUR SIDE reunited with Shannon Galley two months after our first meeting, there was a noticeable difference.

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — We first brought you this story at the beginning of this year: A man and his dog suffering from homelessness in Big Rapids. Community members were surprised to learn that he’s also a talented, self-taught artist. Now, he, his dog and his paintings have a new home.

13 ON YOUR SIDE was first introduced to Shannon Galley after learning about an effort on Facebook to get him a new tent started by Big Rapids resident Elle Willette.

Back in January, she told us, “I posted it. I went to bed, woke up the next day and there were hundreds of people liking and commenting on it.”

Her GoFundMe went on to raise nearly $3,000 for Shannon, and Willette wasn’t the only one in Big Rapids looking to help.

“I actually met Shannon walking down my road which is 12 miles out of …

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