Name: Darius

Instagram Handle/Username: dj_forde

Introduce Yourself/Tell About Yourself: My name is Darius I am 25 years old currently serving in the Army. I have a beautiful 8 month old daughter who is my world. Originally from South Florida.

What Inspires You Every day? : My legacy is what inspires me every day. When I’m gone in this world I want to know my name lives on, not only my family but the general people. I try to influence everyone I meet with kind and encouraging words. Always willing to offer any help and an open heart.

What is some words of wisdom you live by?: There’s so many that comes to mind but the biggest phrase for me was giving to me by my Grandfather. “I rather die on my feet then crawl on my knees” it constantly motivates me to work hard and be dedicated in everything I do.

What is your ultimate goal in life? : My ultimate goals is to ensure that my family is well taken care of. That my daughter can live a better life then I did. I came up rough and I can’t ever let her see what that life was.

How have you been during the pandemic and how has it affected you? : It’s been rough since my daughter was born around the start of it. It causes me to be extra careful so that she doesn’t get sick. It’s tough that her grandparents and uncles and aunts do not have all the opportunities to see her as often as we would like. But we are making the best we can.

What is a positive message you would like to give others? : It’s something I always tell my soldiers, No matter what this might suck but it has to end. Nothing last forever so enjoy the suck cus it’ll make you a better person in the end of it, if you let it.

What questions would you like to ask others?: What’s the best outcome for you in this life? What is something you want to succeed in before it ends?

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