Recent North Dallas High School graduate Desmond Davis has walked nearly every block in the city.
“To me? It kind of seemed normal to me, but the reality, it wasn’t normal,” Davis said. “I actually hauled the baritone around, yeah.”
His baritone horn has been at his side, every step of the way.
Yes, he loves music — but that’s not why he hauls the horn. You see, when you don’t know where you’re going to sleep, you tend to take everything with you.
Davis is one of 3,000 students across Dallas that are considered homeless, according to the Church of the Incarnation.
Their non-profit arm has hosted a drop-in program for homeless teens like Davis on Fridays during the school year called Incarnation House. It’s a place to eat, develop relationships, and — maybe most importantly — a place to play his horn.
“I really appreciate the Church of Incarnation Homeless Education Program being there for three years with me, and still haven’t given up on me after I graduated,” Davis said.
This spring, he graduated high school and when he did, he beat the odds. This fall, he will do something he may have told you not to bet on.
Source: Sebastian Robertson, WFAA