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Wednesday's Child: Ben

By Jennifer Stagg | Posted - Aug. 17, 2011 at 6:00 a.m.



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DRAPER -- Meet Ben- a fun-loving, adventurous 15-year-old. Ben met up with KSL's Jennifer Stagg at Boondocks Fun Center in Draper and was immediately in his environment.

"I love racing games," bellowed Ben as he and Jennifer buckled in for an epic battle.

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But this teenager won't be satisfied just playing games; he wants to turn his passion into a career and become a computer technician so he can create new video games well into the future.

Child Profile
Ben
Birthday: 06/1996
Age: 15
Grade in School: 10th
Special Interests: Video games, outdoor activities, building
Ben is an active young man with many different interests. He is talented athletically and enjoys outdoor activities such as boating, hiking, camping and swimming. He is always up for a challenge and likes hobbies such as puzzles, games and building things. Benjamin has also found a great interest in learning about his heritage.

In the meantime, Ben chases another, more personal dream- finding a forever family.

This tenth-grader has spent the last seven or eight years in the foster care system and while it wasn't easy, Ben says the experience has taught him some valuable lessons.

"To be my own person, to learn rules, to be nicer to people," ben recounts.

And Ben feels ready to tackle the next step... adoption. He has a wish list for his ideal future.

"(To be with) someone who's nice, someone who's adventurous likes to go into the wilderness, camping, fishing. Someone who likes sports and games. And someone who's nice."

It's the kind of finish every kid deserves.

E-mail: jstagg@ksl.com

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