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Gift of Love: Juan

TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

Our latest Gift of Love features Juan.

It was an afternoon of fun and adventure as we made our way through the Caldwell Zoo. Nine-year-old Juan loves looking at all the animals.

"Sweet loving child, loves to give hugs, loves to give kisses. Juan has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and he is wheelchair bound," says Ashley Gipson, the adoption coordinator.

Due to his medical condition, Juan is fed through a gastrostomy tube. He is also blind in one eye. Juan is also non-verbal and immobile.

"He's non verbal but he can still show you his emotions with his smiles, always smiling," says Gipson. "Any cartoon movie is going to keep his attention for a long period of time."

When it comes to finding his forever family, Juan will need someone that can be his advocate.

"A family that can show him a lot of patience. A family that is going to be willing to work with him with his medical conditions, advocate for him in the school setting as well as the medical settings," Gipson said.

A family that can show Juan the gift of love.

If you'd like to know more about Juan or other East Texas children available for adoption, call our Gift of Love hotline, toll-free, 1-888-KIDS-275.

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