Grant me Hope: 16-year-old Thomas hopes to get adopted

Every Monday here on WXXV we feature a child from Mississippi hoping to get adopted.

Today we’ll meet Thomas, a 16-year-old boy who enjoys loving on dogs and playing sports.

“My name is Thomas, I’m 16 and I love to play basketball, football. And one day I hope to go to Duke University. “

“The best gift I ever had was a four-wheeler, my dad he got it for me. One time my dad, he had caught a fish I think it was called a drum or whatever you call it, it was a big ole fish like this. I was like down there a little bit and I was fishing with a trouble hook with some stuff and a gar had came over and bit it. I just let go of the pole, I thought that was an alligator or something.”

“I want to play wide receiver, quarterback and strong safety. Cause that’s the position I like to play the most. If the basketball, football thing doesn’t work out I want to do like my backup plan like Physical therapy. I really want to be a Psychological Therapist is that what they call it like when you have a therapist because I can relate to people like I can relate to things that happened to them most likely happened to me and I think I can relate to them.“

“I love kids. I’ve always loved kids since my little niece and nephew were born. I use to help my sister take care of them. And like when they didn’t have nothing, I use to go cut grass and do stuff to get the money to get them food and stuff.”

“I’m willing. I like going to new places, new challenges and stuff. Knowing that there’s someone out there that actually willing to let me come stay with them and get to know me for who I am, I would be happy.”

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