Seth Own is a college freshman from Jacksonville, Florida who has had one hell of a few years. And his story just got crazier after a trip to Los Angeles to sit on Ellen’s chair.
After his dad snooped through his phone and discovered Seth is gay, he was thrown out of the house by his ultra-religious parents.
Seth responded with a determination to succeed that would be impressive from any youth, let alone one who’d been made homeless by unaccepting parents.
His story of forging ahead through a storm of circumstance remains an inspiration, and Ellen can smell inspiration from a mile away.
True to form, she can’t help but offer a major gift to help him on his journey.