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From homelessness to fame: Ray Davis aims to make a lasting impression

As a 9-year-old boy in San Francisco, Ray Davis had the responsibility of taking care of his younger sister and baby brother each day, missing school for days or weeks at a time. He bravely wrote a letter to his father in prison, expressing his confusion and hurt. Despite living in a homeless shelter with two of his siblings, he selflessly volunteered to stay behind so they could stay together with a foster family.

Ray faced rejection after rejection when seeking a place to stay, until his favorite teacher, Ben Klaus, welcomed him into his small apartment where Ray ended up living for three years. Now at 24, Ray is on the cusp of being drafted into the NFL after overcoming a tumultuous childhood marred by absent parents and homelessness. Through the support of positive role models like his Big Brother and teacher, Ray found stability and success, graduating from college and pursuing a professional football career.

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