Gift of Love: Elijah - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Gift of Love: Elijah

Posted: Updated:

It was an afternoon of fun and laughter as Elijah and I made our way through the putt putt course. Elijah is a very sweet and social child.  he has a huge heart and an even bigger smile.  More than anything, Elijah wants a forever family.

"Having a family that cares about me and if I'm down build me back up," Elijah said.

He looks forward to family game nights and family football. Even though Elijah enjoys making others happy, he sometimes struggles with his own feelings of sadness.  During these times, it is very important for his caregivers to remind him how important he is to himself and others.

Elijah enjoys playing video games. His favorite video game is Call of Duty.  So it comes as no surprise that Elijah wants to serve his country.

"I want to be in the navy seals, delta force," Elijah said.

 He hopes his new family will take him to tour some naval bases.  Elijah also enjoys all sports

"Basketball, football or go fishing." Elijah said.

This 8th grader likes going to school, because he enjoys socializing with his peers. 

Elijah's favorite subjects include, "social studies and math," Elijah said.

Elijah loves to eat good meals.

"Cinnamon rolls, pizza, vegetables," Elijah said.

Elijah has a very big personality with a great sense of humor. he loves to make those around him laugh.  He is very caring and protective of people close to him.  His big heart is seen when asked about his three wishes. Remember, he could have anything he wanted and instead chooses to think of others.

"Become president, find everyone in foster care a home and the last thing is help everyone out that had a hard time like me growing up," Elijah said.

Elijah's forever family will need to be patient with him as he transitions to his new home.  Accepting him and encouraging him to achieve his goals.  Elijah will respond best to a family who is nurturing, attentive, and active and most importantly willing to show Elijah the Gift of Love.

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

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Texas man's life celebrated in Lufkin Mural

    Texas man's life celebrated in Lufkin Mural

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-08-01 04:20:32 GMT
    Source: KTRE StaffSource: KTRE Staff
    Durell Gray is one of a few people whose picture graces a wall in downtown Lufkin. His picture sits at the corner of Frank and First Street.So how did the now 86-year-old man get his picture painted on a wall scene by hundreds every day? It all started while Gray worked as a lineman for the Lufkin Conroe Telephone Company. He said one day he received a letter in the mail from his employer asking for his help."They contacted us asking us if any lineman had picture with their gear on," Gray sai...More >>
    Durell Gray is one of a few people whose picture graces a wall in downtown Lufkin. His picture sits at the corner of Frank and First Street.So how did the now 86-year-old man get his picture painted on a wall scene by hundreds every day? It all started while Gray worked as a lineman for the Lufkin Conroe Telephone Company. He said one day he received a letter in the mail from his employer asking for his help."They contacted us asking us if any lineman had picture with their gear on," Gray sai...More >>
  • Puppies found in hot car, up for adoption

    Puppies found in hot car, up for adoption

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-08-01 00:36:40 GMT
    The six pit bull puppies found in a hot car on Monday will soon be put up for adoption.More >>
    The six pit bull puppies found in a hot car on Monday will soon be put up for adoption.More >>
  • Hudson couple builds family home out of Styrofoam

    Hudson couple builds family home out of Styrofoam

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-08-01 00:10:51 GMT
    The start of the Cockrell's family home The start of the Cockrell's family home
    A Hudson couple is taking a unique spin on home building by using an environmentally friendly method to build their family home.More >>
    A Hudson couple is taking a unique spin on home building by using an environmentally friendly method to build their family home.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
KTRE logo

KTRE

358 TV Road,
Pollok TX 75969

FCC Public File
publicfile@ktre.com
936-853-8639
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTRE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.