Children Are A Gift: William - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Children Are A Gift: William

Posted: Updated:
  • CBS19.tv Web ExclusivesMore>>

  • Web Exclusive: Technology helping house calls make a comeback

    Web Exclusive: Technology helping house calls make a comeback

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:44:03 GMT
    You know the feeling when you or your child gets sick, it can be really tough to get out of bed and drag yourself to the doctor's office.  In some places now technology is bringing the doctor to you.More >>
    You know the feeling when you or your child gets sick, it can be really tough to get out of bed and drag yourself to the doctor's office.  In some places now technology is bringing the doctor to you.More >>
  • Moms-to-be learn how to be Fit for Two

    Moms-to-be learn how to be Fit for Two

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:54:43 GMT
    Exercising during pregnancy may have more benefits than you realize. Research finds it can make labor and delivery easier on your body. There are also benefits for baby. As little as 20 minutes of moderate exercise, three times per week enhances the newborn child's brain development.  In this week's Fit City, find out how ETMC is trying to create strong moms and healthy babies with one of its programs. More >>
    Exercising during pregnancy may have more benefits than you realize. Research finds it can make labor and delivery easier on your body. There are also benefits for baby. As little as 20 minutes of moderate exercise, three times per week enhances the newborn child's brain development.  In this week's Fit City, find out how ETMC is trying to create strong moms and healthy babies with one of its programs. More >>
  • Web Exclusive: Rob Lowe is getting "sharky" for a TV network

    Web Exclusive: Rob Lowe is getting "sharky" for a TV network

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-07-31 13:45:11 GMT
    Actor Rob Lowe is lending his comedic talents to the Discovery channel.  In a new promo for Shark Week he throws up chum while riding two sharks.More >>
    Actor Rob Lowe is lending his comedic talents to the Discovery channel.  In a new promo for Shark Week he throws up chum while riding two sharks.More >>

TYLER (KYTX) – If it has four wheels and goes fast, this teenager wants a ride.

William likes sports cars, especially Corvettes and Camaros.

While sitting in a black Camaro I asked him, "Do you know the speed limit?" He replied with a slight smile, "You have to look at the signs."

William was in awe walking around the Peliter Dealership in Tyler and getting to ride in some pretty fancy cars. This 13-year-old soaks up everything around him and likes adventure.

"[He likes] really anything outdoors. He'll take apart bicycles and put them into one. He's very crafty, loves to do arts and crafts. Anything like that he's right there," explained Mike Walker, his caseworker from Azleway Boys Ranch in Smith County.

William adds, "I can make stuff out of pretty much anything."

This teenager wears his emotions on his sleeve and is very caring. Walker said, "Extremely soft-hearted. He's a very loving, loving child. He stands out above others really in that area especially."

"I'm very good with babies. I can make them go to sleep. I can take care of them, feed them and change them," said William.

He has spent the past two years in foster care. "He wants a home. He loves it at Azleway, but he wants something more. He's just ready."

"I just don't know if they can find someone who wants to adopt me," said William looking away.

He tries to stay strong while he waits. In the meantime, he's focusing on the 7th-grade. "The only reason I keep myself going is because I need to get an education."

A forever family would give William the encouragement he needs to reach his dreams.

To learn more about William join Gillian Sheridan for her "Children are a Gift" report, Tuesday night on CBS 19 Ten @ 10. You can also find information on www.CBS19.tv and www.tylerpaper.com. To inquire about a child call 903-533-4109.

Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.