Forever Families: Meet Jason

Posted at 2:37 PM, Nov 07, 2018
and last updated 2019-02-27 10:58:28-05

Jason, 9, got to go behind-the-scenes with Baylor Men's Basketball shooting guard King McClure who shared his heart for kids and God.  

As soon as he stepped on the court, senior King McClure made Jason feel like a prince.

"It means everything.  He's a wonderful little boy.  Has a lot of love to give.  Always wants to help others.  Such a gentleman always wants to open the door for you. Just an amazing little boy. It means everything to me to see him smile and not care about anything just to have fun," said CPS Adoption Prep Specialist Kathryne Ford.

At the snack bar, words of wisdom.

"If you want to do something, stick to it. Don't let anybody tell you, you can't do it," King said to Jason.

Jason was in awe as they sat courtside.

"I think playing sports as a kid is huge. It teaches you so many different lessons that people underestimate. It teaches you hard work you can apply that to regular life," said King.

King knows about adversity.  A heart condition threatened his basketball career but surgery and a strong support system helped him succeed. He shared his faith with Jason.

"No matter what the circumstance is, there's a higher purpose a higher being. You don't have to rely on yourself or the world you can rely on somebody bigger than you. God is real. You can always turn to him," said King.

Jason wants to be in a forever home with his older brother Aaron, with a pet turtle and two parents that will love and cherish them both.

"They just deserve a chance. Whenever I see kids matched up with their adoptive parents. It's priceless. It's priceless. Be able to have those Christmases together... Thanksgiving," said Ford.

Until that happy day, Jason will be holding on to this one and the feeling that he is loved.

"It was a blessing and honor to be with him," said King.

Jason's bio is featured in The Heart Gallery of Central Texas, a program of Partnerships for Children.

Central Texas News Now "Forever Families" airs every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.