For this Uncle Turned Dad, Money Remains Tight

The Charlotte Observer Empty Stocking Fund

Octavious Young had a rough start to adulthood, growing up without a father, leaving his mother’s house at age 16 and living out of his car.

But he pulled his life together as a young man, and five years ago, when his sister could no longer care for her young son and daughter, Young brought them to live with him, and the courts ultimately made him their dad.

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