Wednesday's Child: Ken

Wednesday's Child: Ken

Today's Wednesday's Child shows great respect to adults and is very sweet to everyone he meets.

We first introduced you to Ken last October. Since then, he has grown both in height and in the way he expresses himself.

During an adventure at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Ken opened up about losing the people he loved, and his hope for a much brighter future.

It takes a brave boy to smile and choose to be happy despite ending up in foster care.

"Happy all the time," he said.

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Last October, Ken didn't open up about his past the way he did during his recent visit to the museum. 

"I miss my mom and my sisters and brother," he said.

Child Protective Services removed Ken from an extremely neglectful home three years ago due to his mother's drug abuse.

The 11-year-old understands why it's not safe for him to ever go back.

"Because I might get hurt with my mom," he said as his eyes began to well up with tears. "And my sisters might get hurt or I might fail in school and my mom might go to jail and I might not have anyone to live with.

Ken has flourished in his current placement. He has a foster mom and dad who have a routine, set clear boundaries and show him love.

"I read for 30 minutes," he said. "Then I go out and play football. Then I go back in, take my bath and go eat dinner."

At school, Ken's a thinker soaking in the world around him. But his passion is sports. Ken enjoys playing football and basketball.

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"I want to become a basketball player, to be on Steph Curry's team," he said.

But first, Ken wants to be a member of a family where there's joy.

"A fun, happy and awesome family," he said with a smile.

For a young man who has suffered enough in his young life, Ken needs parents who will open up their hearts and show him they can't change his past but can certainly change his future.

Copyright 2016 WFAA


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