'Sock Granny' behind annual feat of kindness for Vancouver's homeless

Barbara Vance wants to convince you it takes little effort to help Vancouver’s most vulnerable.

Decades ago, Vance, 76, was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. In September, she moved into the Little Mountain Place residential care facility after a serious illness left her dependent on a wheelchair. But what bothers her most is when people sit idle while others are in need.

“I can’t stand pain in anybody,” she said. “If they’re suffering, it just hurts me.”

Nick Eagland reports

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