Darius Stevens might call himself the “clueless father,” but when it came to this touching gesture, he knew exactly what he was doing. Having rewarded his wife with a richly deserved vacation, this super dad, with the help of his two daughters, set to work creating something amazing in the backyard. And to top it off? He did it all despite a serious risk to his own health.
Stevens – or Dare, as he prefers to be known – lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife Rose and their two daughters. In 2014, with his 40th birthday on the horizon, he was struggling to make it as a filmmaker and screenwriter.
It had been, by Stevens’ own admission, a pretty tough year. After all, a series of unfortunate events had seen him lose his job, all his money and, consequently, his family’s home. And given his debts of more than $20,000, he couldn’t make the payments for his insurance policies, which were duly then canceled. But there was even worse news to come.