The inspirational story of one young boy who had to beg for a parent.
Davion Navar Henry Only, a 15-year-old orphan who has spent his entire life in foster care, said the following to more than 300 people at Florida St. Marks Missionary Baptist Church:
“I’ll take anyone. Old or young, dad or mom, black, white, purple. I don’t care. And I would be really appreciative. The best I could be.”
Desperation, fear, determination – imagine the range of emotions Davion must have felt as he bravely opened his heart to the congregation. According the Washington Times, Davion was born while his mother was in jail for charges relating to petty theft and cocaine. He struggled, as many young boys certainly would given his life circumstances, but upon hearing of his mother’s death last year he made drastic changes to his life that included attending summer school, receiving all A’s except in geometry, and losing 40 pounds.
“So far, several families have come forward and shown interest in adopting Davion, but none has actually started the adoption process. Eckerd, the adoption agency handling Davion’s case, released a statement regarding the interest in the young man’s story”:
‘Eckerd has received more than 300 phone calls, e-mails and inquiries from across the world about Davion’s story. People are interested in adopting Davion, providing other opportunities for him….’