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Wednesday's Child: Zachary

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SALT LAKE CITY — If you were terrified of something, you would probably steer clear of it, right? Not this Wednesday's Child. In fact, Zachary requested to go a local equestrian park just so he could face his fear head on.

As the 17-year-old led his new friend, Bogie, around the arena, it wasn't easy to see that he is actually petrified of horses. And yet, Bogie wasn't nervous around at all.

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"You know what, Zach? I've worked with a lot of kids. I've never had Bogie do that, never had Bogie walk up to someone like that," a horse trainer said.

This 11th-grader is quiet at first. But once you get him talking, you learn there's a lot of depth to Zachary. He wants to be a Marine one day and eventually become a firefighter.

"I want to go to the Bridgeland and get my fire degree and move to California and put out fires," Zachary said.

He says he has pride for his country, is fiercely loyal, loves to mountain bike, and is determined to overcome his fears.

"I'm a brave kid," he said. "I'd be willing to do anything."

Zachary has been in foster care for about four years now, and he says he would love a permanent family to share his life with. If you're interested in adopting him, contact The Adoption Exchange at 801-265-0444.


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