Davon and Tavon Woods made a stop in Glennville on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, their second day of walking the extra mile for kids in foster care.
These twin brothers began their walk from Statesboro to Jacksonville, Florida, on Monday. They invited community members to say hello if they saw the twins walking, and several Glennville citizens were able to meet these young men at Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon before stopping to eat lunch at Sho Nuff BBQ in Glennville.
“The support has been crazy. A lot of people have been donating along the way,” Davon said. “Our social media platforms have blown up.”
These 26-year-olds are originally from South Carolina, but they now reside in Statesboro. While they were inspired by Sylvester Williams in California to walk 166 plus miles for this cause, the twins have a deep connection to the foster care system.
“We were taken away from our biological family at birth,” Davon said. “We were in the system for 18 years and did not meet our real family until we were 17 years old.”
The young men now have a good relationship with their biological parents, but they admit that life was hard when they were younger.
“We were adopted when we were two-years-old. Growing up was hard. We missed out on a lot… hugs and kisses were not something we received as children. It was tough growing up,” Tavon said.
The month of May is Foster Care Awareness Month. The twins appreciate the support they are receiving, and they hope that people from all over the world are affected by their story and this journey they are making.