A Heart of Gold

By: Leslie Cebula Email
By: Leslie Cebula Email

When I first met this 11-year old at North Bend State Park he was a little on the shy side but after a little bit of time his outgoing personality shined.

"What do you like to eat?," I asked. Brandon said "brownies" with a big smile on his face.

That's one of my favorites too but sitting around and eating is not this fourth grader's style.

Whether it's inside playing monkey in the middle with his eyes closed or going outside after school- he loves to be active.

"I like to ride my bike, fly my kite, and go take a walk," said Brandon.

Still there's more than meets the eye with Brandon.

"He has a very tender heart and just a tender spirit," said Karissa Loring, a Wendy's Wonderful Kids recruiter.

When he grows up he wants to become a firefighter and so I asked him why. "To help people and save them," said Brandon.

It's not too often you meet a boy like him who puts others before himself.

"He's very good about being able to help in that capacity when he's asked to do chores. He enjoys doing that and just being in kind of a leadership role," said Loring.

Brandon currently lives in a group home.
He's waiting for parents who will put him first in their lives like he wants to put parents first in his.

"I'd just like to have a mom who's nice to me," said Brandon.

"Just very willing to help out to please. He just wants to be loved and treated right I think," said Loring.

A forever family who can fill this boy's tender heart with nothing but love.

For more information on Brandon log onto www.adoptawvchild.org or you can call 1-866-CALL-MWV.
In Ohio, you can contact your county children's services office.
The number in Washington County is 740-373-3485.

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