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Forever Families: Shane

To say Shane loves football is an understatement. He eat, sleeps and breaths football. His favorite team is the Longhorns. (CBS Austin)

Two young men got the chance to meet their hero and learn some life lessons.

"God is going to give you the opportunity. You just got to be ready for it. Stay focused on it. You are a special kid. It's making you stronger," said Longhorn Football Legend Vince Young.

It was once in a lifetime advice from Young who spent an afternoon at House Park Field in Austin with 12-year-old Shane and 16-year-old Josh.

To say Shane loves football is an understatement. He eat, sleeps and breaths football.

His favorite team is the Longhorns.

"What did you think when you came out here and started talking to Vince Young?" asked CBS Austin Reporter Lindsay Liepman.

"I was like WOW I'm meeting the quarterback from the Texas longhorns," said Shane.

"I just thank God, sports and the University of Texas gave me the opportunity to come down here and showcase my talent and I believe that's going to happen for them as well," said Young.

A personal story of struggle and triumph gives Vince an instant connection to what Shane's going through.

"I was just like him. Same position," said Shane. "He said sometimes his mother and father weren't there and his older sisters would take care of him," said Shane.

"You're going to remember this day forever?" asked Liepman.

"Yes ma'am," said Shane.

Shane is truthful, helpful and strives to be a "man of integrity" as he put it.

Vince says his purpose is to give back and let Shane know, he cares. And so does everyone trying to connect him with a forever family.

"Anything else you want to say?" asked Liepman.

"If someone's out there, please come and get me," said Shane.

You can read Shane's Bio as part of the The Heart Gallery of Central Texas which features hundreds of central Texas children ready for adoption. It's a program of Partnerships for Children which works with CBS Austin to air Forever Families every Wednesday night at 6:30 pm.

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