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Angels in our Midst (Khoulton's Day)

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 01:43 PM CDT
A Pace mother was hoping for just a few minutes to brighten the life of her very sick little boy. When a band of angels heard about her wish, they went all out for "Khoulton's Day."

Out of his extensive menagerie, two-year-old, Khoulton James has a fascination for school buses and fire trucks. Bouncing back from surgery to remove a tumor from his skull and his 9th round of chemotherapy, some angels are arriving to entertain Kohlton's fantasies.

A friend of the family heard that Kohlton's mom wanted him to have a change just to see a school bus up close.  A call to Durham School Services Bus Safety Supervisor, started the ball rolling.

Angie Quinn, School Bus Safety Supervisor;  "You come across a little boy that his future is so uncertain and you want to make his dreams come true and let him have a day where he doesn't have to be a child who has to be poked or prodded and can just be a kid and enjoy fire trucks and buses and police cars like little kids need to enjoy."

Angie's call to Pace Fire Chief, Danny Wadkins, brought up the lights and sirens and a ride in the tanker truck; doesn't get much better than this.

And the day still wasn't over.  The Santa Rosa Sheriff's Department sent a deputy and cruiser; even the dog training club pulled out all the trick just for Khoulton.

Mom;  "It's nice to see him happy.  We don't get to really go out anywhere.  So, we have to stay indoors and hardly anybody can come over and visit him.  It's good to see him laughing."

Because Khoulton's disease is rare and doesn't fit into one category, insurance doesn't cover some of his treatments.  

Mom;  "I'm a hairstylist and if I don't work, I don't get paid.  And I've had to go down to two days a week and sometimes not even work if he's feeling sick. My husband has been great, working trying to keep insurance and our bills going."

The fighters figured that and had already planned to come to the rescue.

Donnie Wadkins, Pace Fire Chief; "We have a fund we set up, a benevolent fund for these kinds of things so we can actually help these families out.   It's kind of our duty to help our citizens; that's what we do."

In just a few short hours, they brought a lifetime of excitement to one little boy, and his mom

Angie;  "Our whole goal was just to this little boy have a day he'll never forget."

Khoulton's mom;  "I never expected this in a million years but it's a great day."

Angels in our Midst is brought to you by Sacred Heart Children's Hospital.
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