Pearl, MS (WLBT) - This week's Wednesday's Child is an athlete who got the thrill of a life time. We met at Trustmark Park in Pearl where he met some of the team members for the Mississippi Braves. 14 year old Ramello hopes to be a professional football player but after his day at the ball park he may have a change of heart. Ramello has been waiting for his forever family for the last 7 years.
Ramello enjoys all types of sports.
"I know that you like the New England Patriots and one of your favorite numbers is the number 12, why? Cause Tom Brady wears 12", Ramello said.
When he walked into the Mississippi Braves club house he was fascinated to see the equipment and names of some of the players from all over the world. One of the biggest thrills of the day was meeting Coach Franklin Stubbs who was a member of the Dodgers when they won the World Series in 1988.
"What do you aspire to be? Football? That's good..Patriots, that's your favorite team? See my favorite team is the Cowboys", said Coach Stubbs.
Ramello says he felt like a star walking through the tunnel and onto the baseball field. He says he hopes to know that joy some day as a football star.
"Tell me about school. When you go to school what's your favorite subject? Math and Spelling. What do you like about math and spelling? Easy", Ramello said.
Ramello wants to learn to swim. He also says it is a challenge being in foster care.
"Tell me what makes it difficult for you? Just going place to place and not being with my family", said Ramello.
When it comes to a family, Ramello says having love, support and encouragement are the most important things for him.
"Do you have other sisters and brothers? Yes mam. So you'd like to spend time with them? Yes mam. How many do you have? Four sisters and one brother. Are they younger or older than you? My sisters are younger and my brother is older than me", Ramello said.
If you are interested in learning more about adoption through the Department of Human Services, call the Mississippi Adoption Resource Exchange at 1-800-821-9157.
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