31 October 2011
In February 2011, Rudy Crenshaw was living in the stairwell of an apartment building in the Bronx. By August she was in Paris, representing her country at the Homeless World Cup.
In the span of just one week, she ate a snail (horrible), played soccer in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower (inspirational), and appeared in a Nike commercial (just plain crazy).
"I do feel like a star, I'm not going to lie" said Crenshaw, 25, after returning from Paris.
Rudy became homeless after moving to New York in 2010, but her struggle to find a home dates back to her childhood in Clinton, a city of just over 9,000 residents, some 85 miles west of Oklahoma City.