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Luke Hawx, Pro Wrestler says New Orleans Boys Town couple saved his life

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Herman and Yvonne Clayton have a big New Orleans family.

Hundreds of kids.

Kids who have found a home at their home.

WGNO Good Morning New Orleans features reporter Bill Wood gives you a look inside their life and how they opened their home up to be an address for Boys Town Louisiana.

One of their sons is now a professional wrestler and an actor.

He’s Luke Hawx. Luke Hawx is tough in the ring, but he also has a soft heart and a giving heart. Listen to a recent interview from Real Conversations with Jacob Young, brought to you by Boys Town where the two talk about life, mental health and who has carried them.

Without the Claytons, his parents, Luke wonders where he’d be today.

In October 2023, Luke Hawx was also honored with the prestigious Community Award during Boys Town Louisiana's annual Spirit of Youth Awards Gala at the Audubon Tea Room in New Orleans. Luke's journey from a challenging upbringing to becoming a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist is a testament to the transformative power of mentorship and support. In his heartfelt acceptance speech, Hawx shared his story, detailing how Boys Town had provided him with the guidance, structure and opportunities he needed to turn his life around. His success is an example of the positive impact Boys Town has on the lives of young people.