PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL--A flurry of martial arts kicks gets Sammy's blood pumping. The sport is one of this 13-year olds many interests.
With the help of Sensei William Wright, Sammy was getting a workout. He's told, "Keep your hands up."
Sammy takes the training seriously. "I like martial arts since I was five years old. I like Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Jet Li and all of them."
He also likes painting, a more sedate pursuit. He’s already decided what he wants to do with his life.
"Oh, police," he says. "why do you want to be a police officer?" he's asked. "To help people," he responds.
That's down the road. Of immediate concern is finding Sammy a "Forever Family".
"What would that mean to you, Sammy? To get a Forever Family? he's asked. "Caring, love, waking up in the morning in a house and stuff," he says.
Oh, yes, it would mean a lot, a mom and dad to help him grow and mature and who will watch him go through his martial arts moves.
Sammy would do extremely well in a two-parent home with a lot of structure and guidance and, of course, love.
Martial arts is a discipline of the mind and the body. A "Forever Family" is, well, forever for Sammy: this "Thursday's Child."
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