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Eric Looks To A Safe Landing In A Forever Home

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It’s not every day one gets to interact with a living legend, but this week’s Wednesday’s Child, Eric (1998), recently got such an opportunity!

Lt. Col. Otis Cowley, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, was on hand when we visited Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum and Flight School in Compton, California and we discovered that Col. Cowley remains happy and available to help reinforce today’s youth and their “flight plans towards success” with some mentoring that can help the youth stay “grounded”.

Eric is a smart, outgoing and personable teenager who likes staying active, enjoys playing basketball and has an interest in mixed martial arts.

Eric is on track at school but hasn’t decided on a career path as of yet. With an adventurous spirit and an inclination for electronics, Eric got the chance to behold how aeronautics and avionics work together during his very first flight experience!

Life is a journey and when you’re figuring out how to navigate and rise above, it helps to have people in your life acting as a consistent “ground crew” to help you through. When you’re a teen in foster care, the journey can get a little “cloudy” and learning the “controls” can be challenging.

Col. Cowley shared his story of adversity with Eric and offered advice on how to handle the “turbulence” that sometimes comes one’s way unexpectedly.

With a pre-flight check and caring adults assisting, Eric moved past his slight anxiety and embraced the experience of taking to flight. Eric is approaching adoption in a similar manner, putting himself on the runway as he seeks permanency and looks forward to making a safe landing in a forever home.

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