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Waiting Child: Shredding with Sage

15-year-old Sage shows off his skills at the Sand Springs Skate Park. (KTUL)

The Sand Springs Skate Park is in excellent shape, even after seven years of operation. It allowed 15-year-old Sage to show off some of his skills.

Although Sage was sans skateboard, he showed his versatility when he still managed to get some air on his scooter.

“I could have done really well on a skate board. People tell me I’m pretty good at skate boarding. I do kickflips and 360’s. All kinds of stuff. Ollies. If I had my skate board I could clear this whole thing,” he said confidently.

One thing that separates Sage from most kids his age isn’t just his life experience, but his self-assurance. “That’s what every kid should have. Not just in DHS. You need to have confidence in yourself and not rely on others but on yourself and what your actions are going to be.”

Sage learned a lot through the school of hard knocks. The sophomore does need guidance however, and compassion to get the best out of him. He is not shy and finds it easy to talk to adults and kids. Like most teenage boys, he’s very athletic and enjoys sports. Football and basketball are high on his list. But skateboarding is tops.

Besides sports, social media is something he is very keen on. “I do Facebook and YOUTUBE Live. Basically it’s them watching me game and talk about blogging. I walk around my house, my block with a Go-Pro. That’s what people want, they want you to talk with them, figure out what your life is really about.”

Sage doesn’t have his life completely mapped out yet. But he does have an idea of what he wants in a family, “Just a kind and supportive family that’s not like all these other places I’ve been. I want a clean house. Just a regular family that does what families are supposed to do.”

If you are ready to help Sage get to his forever home or if you are interested in any of the children we’ve featured on Waiting Child, call 800-376-9729.

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