“I’ve been writing about my dad, and he passed away,” Young musician writes about his struggles under DHS custody

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OKLAHOMA CITY - We caught up with 17-year-old Isaiah at the Oklahoma History Center.

Walking through the Crossroads of Commerce exhibit, we learned about business leaders in our state.

But, it was the history of music that really excited the teen.

"My ultimate goal is to become a producer and a songwriter,” Isaiah said.

In fact, Isaiah is already working toward a music career - applying to music schools around the region.

Really, he can do it all.

"I sing, rap, beatbox, play piano," he said.

He's been beat boxing for only four months, but you'd think he'd been practicing for years.

Writing and producing music has helped Isaiah through the bad times.

"I was always angry at the world, because I was always moving around and, so, I found out, with music, I'd stop thinking about it and start thinking about music and just think about the beat or the song," he said.

He taught himself how to play piano seven months ago.

"I just got out of a group home into a foster home in Jenks, Oklahoma, and they had a piano in their house and I wanted to learn 'See You Again,' which is the first song I ever wanted to learn," he said.

A resilient young man who suffered through a sad childhood.

"I was first put in when I was 6 years old and, then, I was adopted at 8 or 9 and then I got put back in in 2013. I was probably 14,” Isaiah said.

He now channels that difficult experience to create music.

"A lot of times, I've been writing about my dad, and he passed away in 2012," he said.

After years of being alone, it's time Isaiah had a support system.

"Instead of just having somebody else talk about me, being able to see me and get to know me," he said.

And, before he turns 18, he hopes someone will see this and get to know him.

"Just to have a permanent place to go to so, like, if you're stuck on the road with a flat tire, they can come pick you up or just a place to go for the holidays, just a place to go if you need to talk to,” Isaiah said.

Until then, he'll use music as his outlet and guidance in this big world.

A young man who knows the importance of having 'A Place To Call Home.'

If you want to adopt Isaiah, call 405-767-2955.

Visit www.okdhs.org for more information on adopting a child.

'A Place to Call Home' is sponsored by NBC Oklahoma.

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