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If you live, work, or shop in Madison Valley, you’ve probably seen him. He is unassuming, polite and hardworking. He’s our building manager, and he has Stage 4 lymphoma.

Alfred Edwards has been taking care of our building on the corner or East Madison Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way East for four years.

I remember what it was like before he came: it was unkempt at best. From the minute he arrived, he has been working diligently; cleaning toilets, washing the stairwells, leaf blowing — anything that needed to be done, he did it.

He continues to walk female employees from the building to their cars at night, get spit on by homeless people sleeping in the garage and takes care of everything — all without a complaint. In fact, he always has a kind word and expresses his gratitude for the job that he has been given.

Alfred is the primary provider for his girlfriend and their family of four children. He takes care of three buildings a day for our landlord. His life hasn’t been easy. When asked about his cancer diagnosis, he responded, “I’ve been shot, I’ve been hung, I’ve been stabbed — I’ll get through it.” (more…)

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