Angels In Our Midst

Angels In Our Midst

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Angels in our Midst (Lee Robinson)

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 01:43 PM CDT
He loves to do guy things, and he's perfectly capable; but, sometimes he does need a little help.
For one special adventure, Dawson got that help from an angel in our midst.

Dawson;  "I'm going to 2nd grade and I'm seven years old, about to turn eight, September 9th."

And the big guy is Lee Robinson, an industrial market specialist with Gulf Power Company.

Dawson Guy, invited to a special hunt:  "The first time I met him, he goes to my church and invited me on a hunt."  

Lee is a lifelong hunter.  15 years ago, he began volunteering with Buckmasters to take his love of hunting to the next level.

Lee Robinson, Buckmaster Hunt Volunteer;  "This particular hunt is geared towards those that are either very severely handicapped or critically ill."

Dawson Guy was one of 11 children selected for the special hunt this year at Sedgefield Plantation in Alabama.  Dawson was born without fully developed arms and only one fully developed leg.  He wanted to hunt and Lee made that possible.

Lee;  "We kind of go through and plan it from a very detailed standpoint.  And so, it does take a lot of effort but it's well worth it in rewards and what you get out of it in the end."

Efforts like a specially prepared blind; a rifle mount for Dawson's wheelchair and a mouth activated trigger system.  Their adventure behind the blind was taped and televised on the National Outdoor Channel.
Dawson;  "The camera guy got in there cause it was kinda squeezed.
But, Lee had the answer for the waiting, anticipating and even the tight fit."

Dawson;  "Making funny jokes and making me laugh."
After passing the time with a few laughs, the moment Dawson had hoped for.
Dawson;  "I went to Buckmasters and I killed an 8 point buck."

Lee;  "I witnessed the expressions on his face.  It brought back all the years of excitement that I've had with, not only myself when I was younger with my dad, with my son ..."

Lee has shared this experience now with 40 children; each one with a story to tell their friends.   Each outing with its own special memories for the hunters and for Lee.

Lee;  "There's hardly a year that I have participated in this, That there hasn't been something that has touched me in a way that I can't describe.  I've left tears in stands.  I've made lifelong friendships That's been the big gratifying thing for me."

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

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