Dasani and her family live in the Auburn, a city run homeless shelter and the series takes an in depth life of the struggles of a homeless child in New York City, a city of great disparity in terms of wealth and poverty.
On the WNYC Brian Lehrer show on the morning of December 10, 2013, Elliott said that, “She spent a long time trying to find a child to profile, and chose Dasani for her strength, intelligence, and openness. That said, ‘she wasn’t easy at first.’”
Unfortunately, Dasani’s story is far from unique. There are homeless children like living in New York City, across New Jersey and across the country.