Robert Santonge and his wife, Debbie, look into their front yard on 3rd St, Little Cuba. Purchased for $5,000, the house was a gift from family, after which Robert had a well dug and hydro connected to make it a home. Tuesday September 27, 2016.  Photo/David Jackson

Robert Santonge and his wife, Debbie, look into their front yard on 3rd St, Little Cuba. Purchased for $5,000, the house was a gift from family, after which Robert had a well dug and hydro connected to make it a home. Tuesday September 27, 2016. Photo/David Jackson

 Having lost his eye sight in recent months, Stubby stumbles around the Santonge home in search of food dropped by the family. Tuesday September 27, 2016.  Photo/David Jackson

Having lost his eye sight in recent months, Stubby stumbles around the Santonge home in search of food dropped by the family. Tuesday September 27, 2016. Photo/David Jackson

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 "We've got the meanest dog in town, he's vicious." Admits Colton Santonge of their family dog, Buster. In Little Cuba, keeping a big dog out front means keeping strangers and thieves away from your home. Tuesday September 27, 2016.  Photo/David Jackson

"We've got the meanest dog in town, he's vicious." Admits Colton Santonge of their family dog, Buster. In Little Cuba, keeping a big dog out front means keeping strangers and thieves away from your home. Tuesday September 27, 2016. Photo/David Jackson

 Colton Santonge listens to his father, Robert, as he explains why his their favourite gaming website, Steam, is not responding. Colton plays online games while simultaneously recording his performance, later uploading the footage and audio to his Youtube channel. Tuesday September 27, 2016.  Photo/David Jackson

Colton Santonge listens to his father, Robert, as he explains why his their favourite gaming website, Steam, is not responding. Colton plays online games while simultaneously recording his performance, later uploading the footage and audio to his Youtube channel. Tuesday September 27, 2016. Photo/David Jackson

 After dipping into his savings and renewing his Playstation Plus online membership, Zander Santonge plays Call of Duty. At the age of 16, Zander is to young to join a professional online team but receives invitations daily for his performance.  Tuesday September 27, 2016.  Photo/David Jackson

After dipping into his savings and renewing his Playstation Plus online membership, Zander Santonge plays Call of Duty. At the age of 16, Zander is to young to join a professional online team but receives invitations daily for his performance. Tuesday September 27, 2016. Photo/David Jackson

 After twenty years of marriage and moving to West Avenue two years ago on the edge of Little Cuba, Jeremiah and Kerri Wilson were able to adopt Connor, behind, and Chase. After Wednesday night service at the Covenant Praise Church of God, where Jeremiah is the preacher, he reads the boys a bedtime story.  Wednesday September 28, 2016.  Photo/David Jackson

After twenty years of marriage and moving to West Avenue two years ago on the edge of Little Cuba, Jeremiah and Kerri Wilson were able to adopt Connor, behind, and Chase. After Wednesday night service at the Covenant Praise Church of God, where Jeremiah is the preacher, he reads the boys a bedtime story. Wednesday September 28, 2016. Photo/David Jackson

 In between shifts at the Wal-Mart distribution centre, Brian lives in a spare trailer his parents own in Little Cuba with his girlfriend and their two dogs, Peaches and Syd.Wednesday September 28, 2016.  Photo/David Jackson

In between shifts at the Wal-Mart distribution centre, Brian lives in a spare trailer his parents own in Little Cuba with his girlfriend and their two dogs, Peaches and Syd.Wednesday September 28, 2016. Photo/David Jackson

 Pooling their money, the Santonge boys pay for the families wifi. Zander, right, works at McDonalds where he is dropped off before taking Sebastien, 18, to complete his GED schooling. Sebastien plans to move out as soon as he is rights his final exam.  Wednesday September 28, 2016.  Photo/David Jackson

Pooling their money, the Santonge boys pay for the families wifi. Zander, right, works at McDonalds where he is dropped off before taking Sebastien, 18, to complete his GED schooling. Sebastien plans to move out as soon as he is rights his final exam. Wednesday September 28, 2016. Photo/David Jackson

 After lighting a fire, Debbie collects trash from around the house to burn. The yard is cluttered with garbage and rather than letting it collect, the family burns any excess items when enough has accumulated. Thursday September 29, 2016.  Photo/David Jackson

After lighting a fire, Debbie collects trash from around the house to burn. The yard is cluttered with garbage and rather than letting it collect, the family burns any excess items when enough has accumulated. Thursday September 29, 2016. Photo/David Jackson

 After a successful morning hunt, Jeremiah prepares to butcher a deer in the backyard of their home. His son Chase, left, doesn't like hunting. Thursday September 29, 2016.  Photo/David Jackson

After a successful morning hunt, Jeremiah prepares to butcher a deer in the backyard of their home. His son Chase, left, doesn't like hunting. Thursday September 29, 2016. Photo/David Jackson

 Chase rides his bike in the alley beside his families home on the edge of Little Cuba.  Thursday September 29, 2016.  Photo/David Jackson

Chase rides his bike in the alley beside his families home on the edge of Little Cuba. Thursday September 29, 2016. Photo/David Jackson

 "It was a long time coming but today was the day, we had to put Stubby down." Robert admits. With the lose of his eye sight, Stubby could no longer find his food bowl and often went to the bathroom in the house. Thursday September 29, 2016.  Photo/David Jackson

"It was a long time coming but today was the day, we had to put Stubby down." Robert admits. With the lose of his eye sight, Stubby could no longer find his food bowl and often went to the bathroom in the house. Thursday September 29, 2016. Photo/David Jackson

 After returning home from school, Colton, the youngest of four boys, began to cry at the news of Stubby. Brandon, his older brother by one year and his mom Debbie met for a hug to help comfort him. Thursday September 29, 2016.  Photo/David Jackson

After returning home from school, Colton, the youngest of four boys, began to cry at the news of Stubby. Brandon, his older brother by one year and his mom Debbie met for a hug to help comfort him. Thursday September 29, 2016. Photo/David Jackson

 "We are getting out of here, I'm sick of the drugs and drama." Says Michelle about here home in Little Cuba. "Sometimes I hear the window in the night time and find a neighbour trying to break in to steal my shit. It's not safe and I'm over it."  Friday September 30, 2016.  Photo/David Jackson

"We are getting out of here, I'm sick of the drugs and drama." Says Michelle about here home in Little Cuba. "Sometimes I hear the window in the night time and find a neighbour trying to break in to steal my shit. It's not safe and I'm over it." Friday September 30, 2016. Photo/David Jackson

 Drayson walks to the car before he and his mom, Michelle, head out to take care of daily chores around Cuba, MO.   Friday September 30, 2016.  Photo/David Jackson

Drayson walks to the car before he and his mom, Michelle, head out to take care of daily chores around Cuba, MO. Friday September 30, 2016. Photo/David Jackson

 Playing tetris on his iPad, Drayson waits for his mother, Michelle, to finish her makeup before the two can start their day.  Michelle's partner works in St.Louis during the week and she raises her three children at their apartment in Little Cuba. Friday September 30, 2016.  Photo/David Jackson

Playing tetris on his iPad, Drayson waits for his mother, Michelle, to finish her makeup before the two can start their day. Michelle's partner works in St.Louis during the week and she raises her three children at their apartment in Little Cuba. Friday September 30, 2016. Photo/David Jackson

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