By Larry Kane
Produced by Timothy McLaughlin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Sixteen-year-old Shantell loves reading, camping and playing games on her cell phone.READ MORE: Authorities Searching For New Jersey Mother, Her Four Children Who Were Last Seen Thursday
She blushes when her social worker, Kristen Ames, points out that she also likes spending time her her boyfriend.
“He’ll push her in her wheelchair and do little wheelies with her wheelchair and go down the hallway doing wheelies.”READ MORE: Philadelphia Police: Man Shot Multiple Times, Killed Inside Kensington Convenience Store
Shantell wants to be a nurse when she grows up, “because my grandmother was a nurse. And I just want to help people and give them medicine.”
Social worker Ames says Shantell doesn’t let her cerebral palsy keep her from doing what she loves.
“She’s always trying to find different things she can do on her own. And that’s something that her foster parents are working on with her now — is finding things that she can do independently.”MORE NEWS: No Cause Of Death Yet For COVID-Positive Student Who Died Unexpectedly, Camden County School Says
Ames says Shantell needs a forever home that is wheelchair accessible. And Shantell says she would love a dog.