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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Raymore 2nd grader to be featured on "Thursday's Child" segment

Deyvion Plunkett

It’s an inspiring local story about love and survival. A baby severely burned in a structure fire survived to become a young boy in foster care. Over the summer, he was adopted by his foster mom into his forever home.

Soon the story of Raymore Elementary School second-grader Deyvion Plunkett will be shared with a wider audience.

Severely burned as an infant and adopted this year by Beth Plunkett of Raymore, Deyvion is scheduled to be featured on WDAF Fox4 as part of its "Thursday’s Child" series. The series focuses on children in the foster care system with the goal of inspiring people to consider serving as foster parents or adopting a child.

Beth Plunkett was Deyvion’s foster mom before officially adopting him over the summer.

"He’s an amazing little boy for sure," she said. "He’s endured so much, but he’s got such a positive outlook on life - and always so happy."

Plunkett, a single mom, has two adult children, Nathaniel Plunkett, 23, and MaCaylah Bowers, 19.

Deyvion’s adoption story includes the South Metro Fire Department, because its firefighters were working the fire from which he was rescued. The bond between Deyvion and South Metro continues to this day.

Deyvion has been attending Raymore Elementary School since kindergarten.

(The date and time of the broadcast is still being determined. The District will share a link after the segment airs.)

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