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East Texas boy dancing at random in public for rare disease


If you’ve been out to eat or shop lately in Tyler, you might have seen or heard something a little out of the ordinary. There’s a 12-year-old boy going around the city dancing everywhere, and it’s all for a good cause. The young man and his father said they don’t care if they’re invited or not, the dancing will continue.

For 12-year-old Davion Breaux, or D-money, music pumping through Tyler's downtown square is the perfect spot for a performance.

“Davion found out he liked to dance when he was around nine. His first dance was the Dougie,” Kenneth Breaux, his father, said.

Davion has a rare skin condition that makes it nearly impossible for him to play most sports, but even that couldn’t keep him from dancing.

“I was never able to like caress my son and hold him and rub on his head due to the simple fact that when he was a baby it was so sensitive you would literally rub and it would come off,” his father explained.

Sores cover his body and there is no cure, but in dance, he found purpose. He’s been to dozens of local businesses, unannounced, whipping out a portable speaker and "breaking it down" to raise awareness of that disease, Epidermolysis Bullosa. His dad is never far behind to take videos. One dance was out in front of Academy Sports in Tyler, the next inside a Best Buy store, and then at Broadway Square Mall.

“...to inspire others not to give up. Reach for the stars and no matter what happens, never ever say you can’t do something, because my son’s living proof that you can,” he said.

Despite Davion’s knees being rubbed raw just by his pants touching his skin while dancing, he keeps moving.

“I ask him, 'do you feel like dancing more?' and my son doesn’t give me an answer. He gets right back up and gets on stage and starts dancing,” his father said.

Davion does it all to spread the word...and the beat.

“Never give up and don’t let anybody tell you that you can’t do what you want to do,” Davion said.

Even if that means dancing all around town. Davion learned to dance by watching YouTube videos. He calls it getting mobbed when he drops by to dance.

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