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A Child Who Hopes: Cheyeanne

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Cheyeanne enjoys making art. (Source KSWO) Cheyeanne enjoys making art. (Source KSWO)

DUNCAN, OK (KSWO) –Cheyeanne is an insightful 17-year-old who is looking for a family to call her own.

Cheyeanne shared her story at Cedar Cover Studio Arts in Duncan, where the high school junior really opened up while doing the one thing she loves.

"I put out a lot of how I feel into the canvas," Cheyeanne said. “It's peaceful. It gives you a good sense of mind."

Cheyeanne chose to a draw a hummingbird because it has a special meaning to her.

"A lot of birds are quite the same, but to me the hummingbird is really unique. It's one of the most unique birds. How it can fly forward and backward, and side-to-side when other birds can't. It's one of the fastest ones and it's so small and fierce. But it's one of the most beautiful," Cheyeanne said.

She’s been up for adoption for a while, and she’s been in foster care even longer.

"As a foster kid, you do feel like you're not like other kids. You do feel different...you're not really someone's kid unless you're adopted or with your family. It's that feeling of just not having anyone. It's being lost," Cheyeanne said.

Cheyeanne has met plenty of nice people along the way, but you never know what you’re going to get when you first walk through the door.

"It's a really scary experience moving house to house, meeting strangers. It takes a toll on kids. The future's very unpredictable," Cheyeanne said.

Cheyeanne enjoys stability and the calmness that comes with it.

"I like to be able to know what's going to happen day-to-day. It's good to have surprises then and again so your life doesn't get boring, but I also like the calmness of knowing because if someone were to ask me what's my biggest fear was, it's my future. It's the unknown," Cheyeanne said.

She says growing up is scary, and it’s even scarier to do it alone.

“Imagine going to college or just going out on your own and not knowing how to file your taxes, or going to college and going home for the holidays, who do you go home to," Cheyeanne questioned.

She’s also a hard worker, and an even harder worker, but she doesn’t want to do it alone.

"There's a quote that I go by and it just kind of keeps me where I am. It's about the semicolon...the author put it in the sentence for a reason. There's a reason the sentence didn't end. The sentence is your life. You are the semicolon. There's a reason my semicolon didn't come yet. There's a reason I have to keep going. I'm scared, but I'm willing to try," Cheyeanne said.

There's a few other things you should know about Cheyeanne. She's a straight ‘A’ student who plans to go to college for animation creation.  She also enjoys reading and has a pet cat.

If you have room in your home and heart for Cheyeanne, just call 580-250-3700 extension 3719 to learn more.

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