Louthain told the Daily News that he doesn’t let things get him down. His positive attitude allows him to view the world in a unique way that gives him a special perspective he uses to help others.
“He’s had a couple incidents where he was made fun of because of the tumor spot on his arm. He had to learn that some people will say mean thing and you just have to keep moving forward and you’re special in your own way. We tell him he’s like Nemo, with his own lucky fin.”
Life experiences have made a large impact on Gavin and his siblings, according to Louthain.
“I feel very blessed. In the world today, you see so much bullying and children being mean to each other. For not just him, but his siblings, to give back so much in their own way, it makes me feel very proud to call him my son,” Louthain said.
Gavin has been growing his hair all year for his St. Baldrick’s virtual shaving party. On April 7, Gavin will upload a video of his head being shaved, as well as before and after pictures. All the money raised will be donated to St. Baldrick’s in Alan’s memory.
Anyone interested in donating to Gavin’s fundraiser can do so at http://bit.ly/1kc3p7G. He has currently raised $100, which is five percent of his total goal. If one goes directly to the St. Baldrick’s website, search for “Gavin Jon C.” to get to the right page. Louthain said he plans to continue shaving his head every year to raise money for St. Baldrick’s.
Gavin would love to have more fans and friends on his Facebook page. He would also like to help anyone else who is sick and needs support, advice or just someone who understands the struggle.
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