"A long time dream of mine is being a zoologist and having my own Animal Planet show. I love animals, man. I start college in January, so I'll be working towards that. My Grandma keeps animals and stuff. She used to sit me down and read animals books and would take me to the zoo and shit like that. Now, I'm getting into it and going to school for it.
One of my happiest moments is when I was in the hospital with my Grandma. They were doing some type of surgery on her. The doctors came out and said that she probably wasn't going to make it. After 2 days, I gotta phone call and they said that she made it through the surgery. I was overwhelmed. I was really happy. There was nothing else that could have made me happier than that. I don't know what I would've done if she would have died. So, I'm happy she survived and stuff like that. I'm taking care of her. I work, now, so I can take of her." - Ernest, Parkland