Connection: The Troy and Xavier Story

November 27, 2012

Troy Gaines grew up without his dad. To fill the void his dad left in his life, Troy turned to the wrong things. In 2002, Troy was sentenced to prison. He left behind his one-week-old son Xavier and his girlfriend Stacey. While in prison, Troy received devastating news. He was reading the newspaper and saw that his son's mother was murdered. From prison, Troy met Frank Williams, who was using NFI's Inside Out Dad program to teach incarcerated dads. Troy learned to be a better father while in prison from completing InsideOut Dad. Upon release from prison, he was able to connect with his son. Giving to NFI impacts more dads like Troy...and more kids like Xavier. Donate online today at