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Born Alone

I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Danny Nicholson last week in what should be one of the final interviews for this documentary project. Nicholson is a high-energy guy with a compelling story that gives him a direct connection with the children Connie Maxwell cares for.

Danny Nicholson with Connie Maxwell children

I say that because Nicholson knows himself what it's like to be abandoned and to then become part of a family, not by birth but by choice. The way he tells the story, he was "born alone." Maybe that's impossible in a sense but you get the picture. As a helpless infant, he was abandoned and then adopted by a maintenance worker and school teacher who took him home to Hartsville, South Carolina, and raised him.

You can read his full bio on the Connie Maxwell Children's Home website.

Connected with this post is about a four-minute rough cut of a narrated section of the documentary that covers the 1960s and 70s in Connie Maxwell's history. This was a major period of transition for the ministry in more ways than one as the children's home navigated major culture shifts, adjusted to caring for fewer children with greater problems, and dealt with changes in the way the ministry was being funded.

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