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Dec 21, 2012 10:27 AM

Captain Crayola gets his crayons from a medic on duty

In August, Acadian Ambulance medics Justin Tabor and Daislynn Dehart Kimball, transported 6-year-old Gavin from Thibodeaux Regional to Children's Hospital of New Orleans. The hospital staff had given him coloring sheets, but he didn't have any colors and became upset, telling the medics he was "Captain Crayola" and needed his colors. With permission from Gavin's mother, they stopped at a store and bought him some Crayolas.

Having been born premature and diagnosed with VACTERL disease, Gavin has cheated the odds and far surpassed his life expectancy. Gavin made quite an impression on Justin with his positive attitude and wonderful spirit in spite of his frequent hospitalizations, and they have become very close. In fact, Justin has contacted the Make-A-Wish America foundation to try to help this little miracle meet his idols: Scotty McCreery, Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum. He also contacted Crayola, and they were so moved they sent a care package full of new Crayola products just for Gavin and just in time for Christmas.

Share this story, so hopefully little Gavin can get his wish!!!

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