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Gift of Love: 13-year-old Robert and 11-year-old Kelsie

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By Jennifer Hines - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - It was an afternoon of bumper boats and the scrambler as we got to know 13-year-old Robert and 11-year-old Kelsie, two brothers with lots of enthusiaism for life.

Kelsie says he's been spending a lot of time outdoors.

"[I've been] swimming, fishin [and] that's about it," said Kelsie.

And, he really wants to go hunting and hopes to hunt deer during the fall hunting season. His brother Robert says don't be fooled by Kelsie's shy nature.

"He's awesome," said Robert. "He's funny. He has some pretty good jokes. And, I just plain like him, and he's just the best little brother that I could have."

Kelsie is a bright boy and will need some help at school to keep him on track. He tends to be easily distracted. Kelsie hopes to go to college and one day serve in law enforcement.

"[I want to] because there are people who are breaking the law," said Kelsie.

After college, he'd also like to serve his country in the Navy.

As for Robert, he's staying pretty busy too, and outside is where you will find him.

"I like to fish [and] hunt," said Robert. "I'm just an outdoor kinda guy."

And, when he says outdoors, he means the country. That's where he'd like to be.

"I like having animals," said Robert. "Like cows, chickens, dogs [and] stuff like that."

Robert was the caretaker of his siblings and tends to act more mature than boys his age. As a result, he can sometimes struggle with directions from adults and is learning that he doesn't have to be the parent anymore. When it comes to school, for Robert, it's a great place to be.

"I love school," said Robert. "School is the best part of my life."

About to head into the 7th grade, the country boy loves science, but not math. His ultimate goal is to go into agriculture and he's practicing that now.

"I've been fishing," said Robert. "I've been nature walking. I've been growing beans and stuff in the garden and I've been growing cantelope and watermelon."

When it comes to Robert's three wishes, he gets right to the point. He wants a forever family.

"For me to be able to live in the country, for me to have just a loving family and someone to take care of me," said Robert.

Both brothers welcome a home with other kids and would like to stay in contact with their two brothers when possible. Kelsie and Robert will need continued therapy to help them as they prepare for adoption. These country boys are looking for a family to share with them the gift of love. Oh! And, they wanted me to say...and go fishing!

If you'd like more information on Kelsie and Robert, call our Gift of Love hotline, toll-free, 1-888-kids-275.

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