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Oklahoma boy with autism finds comfort in fishing


September 17, 2017

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Three inches of fish flesh, no more than two eyes and a wiggle on the end of a fishing line holds a world of emotion for a child, especially Sterling Snider.

He calls fish "bah-pay!" and he says it with gusto. No one knows where the word came from, but everyone who knows Sterling knows exactly what it means.

The 7-year-old lives a challenging life due to autism, but he apparently finds happiness, focus and peace, if only in short bursts, while fishing. Sterling; his twin brother, Steele; and his adoptive parents have found kindred spirits in the owners of Reel Time Adv...

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