Homeless Dad’s Message Of Hope: ‘Never Give Up’ | Long Island , New York | TODAY
How do you encourage your children to follow their dreams, even when you’ve fallen on hard times as a parent? Leo Garvey knows a lot about that. His daughter, Samantha, was named a semi-finalist in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search for her marine biology research, even as their family was being forced into homelessness.
Samantha’s story has propelled her into the national spotlight. On Tuesday, she attended the State of the Union speech, and on Wednesday she appeared on TODAY, with her proud papa watching from the wings.
“Sometimes it brings tears to my eyes to see her,” Leo Garvey told TODAY Moms in a green-room interview. “I’m just so happy they are reaching their goals.”