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Gift of Love: Elijah

By Jennifer Hines - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - It was all fun and games as Elijah and I got to know each other at Chuck E. Cheese.

This 11-year-old loves school, "I like the library mostly," Elijah said.

That's because Elijah favorite thing to do is read! He likes, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid, what else, Harry Potter," Elijah said.  He also enjoys reading biographies and books about cars.

Elijah is very articulate for his age and recently was the lead part in a play at a local college.  As for his actual school work, Elijah said he likes, "science, social studies and English."

Elijah has an above average I.Q. And as with most bright children, there are occasional episodes of behaviors such as walking out of class without permission. But he says he's working on that.

As for Elijah's future, he says, "I want to be in the military...to serve my country."

Elijah also hopes to go to Alabama for college and play football for his favorite team!

Like most 6th grade boys, Elijah likes to eat pizza and hamburgers. and his favorite color is, "baby blue."

As for his three wishes, I asked Elijah to think big and he did!

"I would like to meet Michael Jackson, buy a lamebrain and buy a house for my family," Elijah said.

When it comes to his Forever Family, Elijah wants parents that are outgoing and will take him places and support him in his activities.  Elijah says he would also like some older brothers to show him the ropes.

"They might like football like me and stuff," Elijah said.

Elijah hopes his Forever Family is out there waiting and watching, ready to show him the Gift of Love.

If you'd like to know more about Elijah you can call our Gift of Love hotline, toll-free, 1-888-kids-275.

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