I want to thank all the people of Eastern NC Make-A-Wish, Laura, Jessica and Heather, Leonard's Barns in New Bern NC, Tractor supply in Morehead City, Danny Taylor and Outdoor Solutions, and all the Make-A-Wish volunteers and donators that made Adam's wish come true!
My son has a rare brain tumor that has a poor prognosis, and if not fatal, causes life long deficits and compromised quality of life. Adam has received the best of medical care at Duke University Children's Hospital, in which I am very thankful. He has undergone major brain surgery and radiation. He continues to have multiple doctor appointments and is on lots of medications and treatments.
Adam has always had a nurturing heart and finds peace and contentment in being outdoors and in caring for animals. He has successfully raised many orphaned and neglected animals, from geckos, kittens, wild birds and rabbits, to horses and chickens. He himself has a heart for the weak and ill. Once, he held a deformed chicken for 3 days, giving it love, companionship, and drops of water with a dropper, knowing it would, and until it did, pass away. He said he didn't want it to die thirsty or alone.
You all have shown the same kindness to Adam through your unconditional giving hearts...and for that I am thankful beyond words. So many have given, without personally knowing Adam or his condition, but out of humanity and genuine compassion for an ill child.
Adam said "I really don't feel special enough to have such an awesome gift, but I sure am happy!"
I haven't seen Adam smile like this in a long, long time! His wish has given him something to focus on and to make plans with. As long as Adam is able, his wish will continue giving through him helping injured and needy furry 4 legged, and winged 2 legged animals.
We really cannot find words to describe how appreciative we are.
With Sincere Thanks,
Beth Crosswell Blot (mom) &
James Adam Crosswell
Make-A-Wish recipient 3-27-17