In life, people inevitably face hurdles that challenge them along the way. Not having financial freedom, experiencing difficulties in academics, finding it hard to look for a job, and even supplying for one’s daily necessities—people are faced with varying causes of downfalls. While many are able to get back on their feet and continue with life, some people use their experiences as an inspiration not just to keep their right foot forward but to give other people the chance to take the first step. This is how Paris Brown lives his life, not just for himself but also for other people.
Paris Brown is a Christian—a kindhearted, open-minded, down-to-earth person who loves to learn new things and respect other people’s thoughts, gender, culture, and religion with an innate desire to help others. He lived and is continuously living his life in the service of others. Back in 2015-2016, in his early 20s, he was homeless, living on skid row in different shelters in Los Angeles. He was praying to God to keep him safe and protect him while he was down there and let him know what his lesson was for being down here. So during that time, God began to show him what it was like to live as a homeless person on a day-to-day basis. It was mind-blowing for him. So as time went on, he began to understand his lesson.
Now God is beginning to open doors for him to come up from being homeless. God blessed him to come across a flyer in the early morning time that had an organization that was a work source place to help people get their security guard card to work as a security guard in California. So he checked his pants pocket to see if he had any money to pay for a train ticket to get there, and he didn’t have any money. So he prayed to God, saying if it was meant to be and Father would bless him to have money to pay for his train ticket, then it shall be. So he put his faith in God that he would bless him to have some money. Paris didnt know how, but he believed.
Paris began to walk to the train station. It was about a 20-minute walk from skid row. He started asking people for some money, and at least 18 people said “No, I don’t have it” because they were judging him based on how he looked at that time. He looked like he was homeless. As he was now at the train station with no money, he prayed to God again, saying, “Okay, if it’s meant to be, Father, for me to go to this work source place, then it shall be.” He also asked the Father to bless him with some money to be able to pay for his train ticket.
After that, Paris started to ask two more people at the train station for some money, and they said they didn’t have it. But as he asked this third person for some money, this person said, “Yes, I can help you.” So she looked into her purse, then she said, “I only have $20. Would $20 help you out?” He said yes with a smile like that made his day. He said to himself, Thank you, Jesus.
Now that God had sent that person his way and blessed him with that $20, he could buy a roundtrip train ticket and also get something to eat. Now he got there, and as he was applying, the worker said to him that there was only 1 spot left out of 10. He said to himself that it was meant to be, that God had saved that spot for him. The worker also told him that the class would cost $6,000, but a Jewish group would pay for him to attend this security guard card school if he got approved.
So a week later, he got approved to attend this security guard card school. Now the time to be at school was 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the next 2 weeks. He had to wake up at 5:30 a.m. and travel two and half hours away from skid row. He took public transportation: a red line train from Downtown LA to North Hollywood, then one bus. That was a one-way trip there and a one-way trip back. It was hard the first 4 days, but after that, it became a new normal.
Paris Brown continued to persevere. With determination and passion for success, he was able to pass the security guard card class with an A-, and this paved the way for him to be able to work for future security jobs. Passing the guard class led to more blessings. God blessed him with a security job while his guard card was being processed in the state of California. It took a month before he got his guard card in the mail. Now God blessed him to be connected with a nonprofit organization that helped people get housing, but they must have income by having a job, which qualified him to be in the housing program. Then he was blessed to have a case worker who loved her job. Her name was Ms. Stacy, and she helped him find his first-ever 1-bedroom apartment. He was able to live comfortably, and such achievement inspired him to bring comfort to others.
Having experienced such generosity from the people who helped him every step of the way and understanding where the sentiments of people who are currently having a hard time are coming from, he is dedicated to helping people who were born with ADHD. He wants to start advocates for people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and he wants to continue to find ways to help them live a better life each passing day.
He is the current owner of Bank of America’s website name and has been since 2019. Paris Brown aims to supply an extra $900 a month for three years to new and old customers in the United States who were born with ADHD. If Bank of America agrees, then he would be willing to give up the domain https://www.bankofamerica.dev just to make this cause possible. Determined to be of help for others, just like how other people have made an impact on his life, Paris Brown is a person embodying how to be truly human.
Life was not easy for him. He faced struggles, hardships, and challenges along the way. However, such experiences did not limit him to focusing only on his life. It inspired him to look at other people who are in need of assistance.
Having the heart to help other people while living a challenging life is inevitably hard to do. Meeting someone with such generosity and passion for being of service to others is a rare opportunity. Paris Brown exemplifies being humane: living not just for himself but also for others.
To know more about Paris Brown and his advocacy for people with ADHD, you may visit his website.
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