(OPINION) — The family of Davion Only, the 15-year-old orphan who became an internet sensation after his plea for a family went viral, has surfaced. I can only encourage this young man to look elsewhere for love and guidance. The teen lived in foster care all his life and had only discovered the identity of his crack-addicted biological mother, La Dwina ‘Big Dusty’ McCloud, a few weeks after she died from a heart attack.
In an exclusive interview from their home in Clearwater, Florida, Davion’s biological family have told how they are determined to be a part of the youngster’s life.
His grandmother Carole Ware, 71, said: ‘We met with Davion in August at a local restaurant in Clearwater around, three months after his mom passed.
Davidson’s eldest sister Demetrius [McCloud] tearfully told how she spent the meeting, trying to explain why her mother had been forced to put him into care. The 36-year-old restaurant worker has eight children of her own, giving birth to her first when she was just 12. Many of them have been in and out of care and she also went through the system when she was younger as her mother battled a crippling crack cocaine addiction.
She said: ‘I just wanted him to understand that mama had no choice. She fought against drugs her whole life and she was in a dark place when he was born. Source: Daily Mail
I am not here to judge anyone, but it seems to me that if this family knew this young man existed, why didn’t they reach out to him before his mother died? Seems like there are members of the family with living their own drama. That’s not what this young man needs. Such a sad tale that Davion Only’s father is nowhere to be found. That’s if La Dwina McCloud knows who the father of her child is. Seems that her daughter is following in her footsteps — 36 years old with eight children of her own, with the first born when she was 12 years old.