STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – We can all remember the excitement of getting your license and hitting the road for the very first time.
In this month’s ‘A Little Love,’ we introduce you to a smart and mechanically-inclined young man who is still two years away from that big day. But that doesn’t stop us from getting behind the wheel.
Fourteen-year-old Brian is not like most teenagers. He likes to leave the couch behind and get moving.
“I like to go hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing,” says Brian.
He also loves learning about different cars and trucks. At Stroudsburg’s ‘S&S Speedways,’ owner Randy Smith is giving us a look at how some of the systems work on their indoor carts.
Diakon child matching recruiter Marian Kolcun works with Brian and has seen first hand how inquisitive he can be.
“He’s more of a serious student type,” says Kolcun. “He’s more quiet, but very determined, very ambitious, [and] very passionate about everything.”
He may be a little shy of that 16th birthday, but he’ll still get the chance to live out his passion for cars from behind the wheel. He’s taking a spin on the ‘S&S Speedways’ course that simulates dirt track racing.
After learning the basics, he steps in for the first time. Despite an early crash, Brian is driving circles around the competition in no time.
“It’s almost like watching him as I get to learn more and more about him,” says Kolcun. “You get to see that growth.”
And Brian says that’s how a family can help him experience new things and grow as a person.
“Going outdoors, going to racing events, any type of event,” says Brian.
With a little boost from a traditional or non-traditional family, there’s no limit to what he can accomplish.
“He really wants to solve the world’s problems,” says Kolcun. “He’ll talk about these big plans he has for the future, after he goes to college of course, and how he wants to help humanity.”
For more information on Brian and the statewide adoption network, including post-permanency services, call 1-800-585-7926.