When The Only Parent Is Daddy

When Roy E. Jenkins discovered that he had cancer last February, he had to take an unpaid leave from his job as a landscaper for the Washington (D.C.) transit system to undergo radiation and chemotherapy. The city's medical plan paid those bills. But Jenkins, 35, soon ran out of money to pay his mortgage and feed his three children, ages 9, 12, and 13, whom he has reared since his divorce seven years ago.

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