Wednesday's Child: Oliver

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PROVO — The middle of winter might not sound like a good time to go fishing. But for this week's Wednesday's Child, out on the Provo River with a fishing rod was the perfect place to be.

Child Profile
Birthday: 03/99
Age: 12
Year in school: 6th
Interests: Fishing, Origami, hiking
Fishing is a must for this kiddo! Oliver is an avid creator of Origami and loves sharing his talent with anyone who will watch. He likes the outdoors and hiking is a favorite activity.

Fishing in the freezing river is no easy task was no easy task for 12-year-old Oliver and his Wasatch Guide Service fishing partner. But Oliver was like a fish in water, eager to learn and excited about the challenge.

"I like catching big ones because it's tougher, and it's kind of hard to get in sometimes," Oliver said.

While he's right at home in the water, Oliver wants to be an air traffic controller when he grows up. He's also interested in oceanography. And his favorite colors are both blue and red — for BYU and the University of Utah.

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Being in foster care hasn't been easy, but Oliver is excited about his future and the prospect of a permanent family, "a family that would feed me a lot," he joked.

Maybe one day, he and his new family will spend a day out on the river, fishing for that next big catch.


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