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Got that XX as though one of the founding -- that it's.
Of hip hop that's right run DMC the iconic rap group and crowned the greatest hip hop group all time by MTV and VH one.
Darryl mcdaniels not just the DMC of run DMC also the co-founder of the Felix organization which is why we have you here today a group that organizes activities for the children in -- -- the Foster care system.
Promotes adoption across the country which is an issue that's a closed your heart right because you're you were adopted says that I you've gotten.
This hold onto kind of fell until -- on my phone that you know seductively.
Have to do moment in the NC stuff today to thirty.
To make a long story short.
I was at a point in my life I was suicidal.
A call -- a metaphysical suicidal spiritual break.
Because I got to the point -- in my life and I was asking myself.
In my head just to be do you see this -- into what's the real purpose and that and my friends thought it was crazy but many of -- -- sort.
I said if I do got a -- people know.
Call -- of them mama normal birth -- may 31.
How much did away what hospital what town she told me hung up the phone have a later she called back.
Yes something else to tell you you you was a month old and -- brought -- -- -- your adopted this was an age 35.
But right of hiding his sense of suicide.
In a way.
When I realized that I have a connection I was given -- -- for hip hop to get the gift of music which.
Succeeds where politics and religion fails so I looked at my story is not DMC to -- do first of global -- platinum.
What are represented all of these children -- world -- adopted kids and he's forced to kids who think they might -- going being there.
Its purpose and destiny I had no idea I was going to be DMC -- you're quite if you weren't adopted use them.
That run DMC wouldn't have been exactly if -- were -- give me up a real mother remember came got me.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- It's all of the children in the war -- Oklahoma it's a big situations and I'm represent that so when I'm not -- with adopted.
I -- know nobody else who was adopted than a minute and of adopting.
Of my friend Sheila Jaffe.
We were fortunate to be adopted not lucky fortunate that and we thought about what about the kids who might -- never -- adopted.
What about the kid's in fourth the -- what about the orphans -- we say this gives them the opportunities that we had.
So and Sheila Jaffe is a cash injections -- big time I mean you you but you've created -- team Hollywood only -- -- get behind this whole camp so basically what you guys do is you take these kids.
Who -- in Foster homes and you give them.
A chance I have the right -- 500 we we started to Felix we -- camp Felix and our organization is that -- -- top he's for children.
-- that people get together saying let's do some forty -- so originally we had a big plant.
We wanted to put a facility in every city in contact -- -- moral.
But tell him that somebody would have business -- that that's a great idea but I hate the thought smaller cash and issue we had about a -- -- okay what do we do so the first thing to do with us to -- camp that's something that's possible to do so we can at least get the kids.
In a place together so we thought it's -- with the camp.
But really when looking ahead Felix on decent facilities because even though the kids are in the fourth to -- system.
Does a lot of things that's -- -- Life skills you know these kids need to be around of the people like kids look at -- go.
He was in Foster care system and are you successful now look at -- -- the -- look at the businessman like we have Michael Lang.
You know he's he's down when us and stuff like this so they're looking at adults and all areas of life.
That they could.
They could be a -- book an idea athlete no you can be -- -- -- -- careless I believe mourners exposing stiff an opportunity sold 500 dollars sends a -- to camp for a week.
But why is that process the adoption process so arguments in the United States why -- -- I would consider it -- and why.
Does everyone have to go overseas in -- when there's so many kids there kind.
-- -- -- -- Water sold them that's that's a great point now it's just good to give any kid a chance but we got so many children canyon -- if -- Who are in need of a -- -- and a lot of people get instead of adoption to.
So you know you think adoption thing -- secure but -- also meant to ship.
A lot of times these kids just need people to call them up maybe once a week -- say.
How's it going.
Housing issues I'm rooting for you and it could change these kids' lives but the thing that we try to do with.
Bring these kids that cafe in a place where you -- see on the kids might sound.
And they can be a waste somebody's hit them left their blocks before so if you could expose them to other things in the world and expose them to different people you know -- from the drug dealers in the -- from the things they see every here we can change the lives and it's a -- time to change the -- -- to change this country.
You know these kids will grow up to be the next doctors lawyers not -- percent of kids in Foster care system who -- make -- the college.
Still gonna have these things Indian scientists and writers in the holiday.
99% of them switch them -- to become social workers because they feel this didn't need to go back and take those kids opposite to where you don't get a vote widow Jones -- be really cool for you it's.
However many years from now on one of these kids becomes.
Something -- Senator exactly Soledad and they calamity and and and they thank you not be pretty bad -- and I'm sure that'll make that call eight that's why also with the can't we started Deion can.
Could this one thing to bring kids to camp for the someone -- -- -- back we wanna continually.
Beaten these kids' lives throughout did care about someone has an event to Korea facility gonna look at what's it going to be like Boys and Girls Club type thing are different and yeah yeah it'll -- -- Boys and Girls Club type thing but I think -- thinking and you know how many CF.
Hospital complex you know we want to have recreation and we wanna have education.
Which is key because a lot of these kids you know they don't even if they don't go to college we need to teach them the skills and also.
It's important that you can -- with these so called.
Underprivileged kids we need to change a dialogue these kids think under -- If this sort of -- give them a privilege but these are children of purpose -- yesterday and they on the next mean.
NASDAQ however have right now some -- help people if they want to donate they wanna send money had any idea you go to our website WWW.
Not atop these for children don't own a 500 since a kid -- -- Full week 500 bucks contempt -- -- for about three weeks -- -- you act state.
It's an awesome organization check it out down mcdannold.
Thank you so much and thank you does it for us thanks a lot for this -- great did you catch this program streaming live every day you eastern time boxes.
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