From the mouth of babes comes the latest most important revelation and reminder to the human race: "God hasn't given up on me," said one Florida orphan teen boy named Davion Navar Henry Only. And Yahoo Shine revealed on Friday that this 15-year-old is determined to find a family within the Christian community, beginning his own search at a church on Sunday.
Davion Only had to don a donated dark suit a size to big for him, but that didn't deter him from entering the spiritual place with a willingness to "take anyone" willing to take him. And that humbleness appears to have worked well, since more than 300 callers have reached out to the Florida Department of Children and Family Services to inquire about the teen since his appeal from a pulpit at a St. Petersburg church.
With more than 7,600 children in the Florida foster care program, and more than 400,000 in foster care nationwide, odds are not in the favor of one of America's most vulnerable members of society when it comes to getting a new home. National statistics show that less than 8 percent of foster children received a permanent family home last year. But Only seems determined to ignore statistics and rely on his belief in God for a miracle.
Who knows, maybe Pres. Obama will draw national attention to this young man's plight like he did that of Trayvon Martin, likening himself to the dead Florida teen in a statement still remembered when he told the press that he could have been Trayvon Martin. Well, he could have been Davion Only too, right? And didn't he and the First Lady want a son? Here's an excellent one for him to provide hope too.
If you are interested in adopting a bright young man committed to being "the best I could be" then contact Eckerd Community Alternatives at (866) 233-0790. But be prepared to be the best that you can be too.