9-Year-Old Aspiring Pediatrician Wants Mentor

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - As our effort to find victory over violence continues, we're starting to see a positive difference with Arkansans signing up to be mentors. But hundreds of kids are still waiting to find their match, including 9-year-old Tyleanah Thomas... 
"I like to help my friends and give them advice," Tyleanah, a third grader at Mabelvale Elementary says.
A caretaker at heart, 9-year-old Tyleanah already knows exactly what she wants her to career to be.
"I want to go to school to be a doctor or a nurse. A pediatrician," Tyleanah said. 
She realizes it's a big job to care for and keep babies well.
"I realize I'm holding something that means a lot to people," Tyleanah said.
So she's learning early with her niece.
"I'm practicing with her, so when I go to school I can be a pediatrician to babies," Tyleanah said.
But between schoolwork and home, it gets busy.
"During homework, I have to study multiplication, clean the refrigerator and take my dogs for a walk. There is so much going on around me, I can't keep control of every single thing," Tyleanah said. 
Tyleanah would like a mentor to help with all of the responsibility.
"I want a mentor so I can get comfortable and get things off my mind," Tyleanah said.
Hundreds of kids are waiting for a mentor. It's a commitment that takes only one hour a week. You'll be mentoring the future generation and a future pediatrician. 

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