While spending the weekend in Martinsville, VA this past weekend, I had two very special visitors stop by the campsite. For the last few months, I have been in contact with Baron Moseley, from Vinton, VA. Baron is a very dedicated and loving father to two small children. Baron’s son, Hunter, has a smile that will make your heart melt from the second you meet him. I had first read about Hunter’s story on The Fire Critic (Click here to read The Fire Critic’s article) and Iron Firemen (Click here to read Cpt. Wines’ article). You see…Hunter has been recently diagnosed with cerebral palsy. But he hasn’t let this slow him down in the least bit!
Hunter and his family stay on the road almost all time between all of the therapy visits and doctors appointments. The fire service has “adopted” Hunter in the sense. He absolutely loves everything that has to do with the fire service, and his story is being spread across the country. Team Hunter was launched to tell his story, and to show Hunter that he is one of us. His passion shines on to others through his adorable bright smile that he is almost always wearing. First Due Fire and EMS gear has even started selling Team Hunter t-shirts and helmet tets that you can purchase by clicking here.
It was great to finally be able to meet Hunter and Baron. We cooked dinner after the race, and most importantly spent time together. He is untouchable when it comes to corn hole! We played for a few hours, and I’m not sure which one of us enjoyed it more! I even gave Hunter a few challenge coins and patches to add to his collection.
This is just the beginning to a new friendship that I look forward to growing in the future. I am hoping to have them down to show them around our fire stations here in The “Model City.” Hunter definitely kept me on my toes chasing him around the campsite. I even caught the little guy sneaking in to my camper, lying down on the couch, and asking what time it was. Needless to say, we wore him out so that he was asleep before they even hit the road.