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Brian Best

 

Meet Brian Best

 

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Brian has been a C. Mo's Kids since 2012.

 

Bill Best (Brian’s Father)  had been introduced to C. Mo’s Kids by pro-staffer Chris Roland. Bill immediately went to the website and signed his son Brian up for a Hog Hunt. Brian has a condition called angelman syndrome. Angelman syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes developmental delay and neurological problems. These kids are typically happy, smiling, laughing and excitable. This certainly described Brian. He simply seemed like the happiest 8 year old you would ever meet only he was actually 22 years old and over 200 pounds. When I first meet Brian and his Dad, I knew this would be an awesome hunt. because they were both so excited about this opportunity. We meet at the Oakwell Armory Gun Range on June 11th. Brian kept me smiling and laughing the whole time, high fiving, hugging shaking hands and making such funny comments. Brian also shot well enough that I felt if we could get a hog in close enough, he could make the shot. On the afternoon of June 14th I picked up Bill and Brian then meet Chris Hodge and on to meet Chris White on the property we were to hunt. Chris White had set up 2 blinds side by side just as we had requested and had been baiting the hogs for this hunt.. We kept the cameras rolling as Brian meet everyone and every introduction was a new adventure to Brian in which his laughing, high fiving and excitement was contagious to all of us. I knew this was going to be an awesome evening. With last minute instructions, Chris loaded us all in the back of his truck for the short journey to our blinds. Upon arrival, I got a good feeling that this would be a successful hunt. The ground was torn up with fresh hog sign, the wind was in our favor and Chris had set the blinds up in a perfect location. We were concealed and shaded to help us stay cool but also had a very open and relatively short shot to where we were expecting the hogs. It took us a while to get set up as we mounted a camera on Brian's 223 rifle so that we could capture his full expression and excitement, got two coolers and 4 people into the two blinds. got the chairs folded out, set up the Canon GL2 camera up on the tripod and got Chris Hodge prepared with the hand held video camera.. By 4 pm we were all settled in ready for some pigs to join us. Brian was amazingly attentive to all that was going on around him. We were all enjoying Gods creation, the view from our blinds, the doves cooing and darting here and there and even some frogs croaking as the clouds began to thicken. After about an hour I was beginning to get a little bored so I broke out a bottled water and some pringles (potato chips). Brian was still alert and as I would crunch down on the pringles, Brian would look from his blind to mine and say “SHHHHH!”. It was so funny. About that time I heard a sound to my left so I peeped out and here they came in a single file fast march; about a dozen pigs. I looked around and said get ready! Here they come! Here they come! What happened next was amazing! All the hogs came right in perfectly for our set up. they had settled down feeding right out in front of us. We were all excited except Brian. He was as cool and calm as ice. He dad had turned the gun camera on and it was capturing Brian whole reaction. For a kid that had been so excitable to simply meet new people; I could not believe how cool he was under pressure. He did not rush his shot. He took his sweet time, picked out the biggest pig in the bunch. I was wondering when he was going to shoot when BOOO_WHAAA. The big pig was down squealing so Brian pumped a couple more shots his way. Now the celebrating began!! We were all laughing, high fiving. and I don’t know if I’ve ever seen such a proud Dad. What an incredible day and all captured on video. Next we made some pictures and called Chris White to let him know the good news and that we were ready for pick up. Chris headed our way, helped us retrieve the pig and all our equipment. From there we made our way up to the cleaning shed where we processed Brian's pig. Over and over Brian would cry out “BIG PIG DOWN!”. We finished up, cleaned up said our thanks to Chris and headed home. As I dropped off Brian and his Dad, I thought to myself what an awesome day! They were headed home with a cooler full of pork, but more importantly the memory of a hunt that Bill or Brian or any of us us as far as that goes will ever forget. Today Brian gained entry into the hunting brotherhood. and no one or nothing can ever take that away from him! Wow! What a day! Thank You Jesus!

 

A Message From Bill Best (Brian's Father)

I’m not sure Brian knew exactly what he was in for , but he was excited for the opportunity to go on a real hog hunt! He had been watching a lot of hunting shows involving hogs, and had been wanting to go since we moved to Georgia. As a parent of a special needs child I can tell you the logistics of putting something like this together is quite challenging. It was so nice to have the extra help and all the effort put forth by C. Mo's kids staff members.

 

My wife Karen, myself, and Brian can’t thank C.MO’S Kids enough. We think C.MO’S kids is a wonderful organization and plan on trying to do some volunteering in the future to see if we can somehow help to get the word out and help as many kids as possible have an experience like Brian had. Awesome job guys!

 

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Our Mission

Our mission is to enrich the lives of special needs children by providing life-changing outdoor experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and accommodating environment. Our desire is to foster the development of self confidence and self-reliance through the provision of outdoor adventures including hunting, fishing and camping.

 

 

About C. Mo's Kids

C. Mo's Kids
PO Box 3068
Kingsland, GA 31548

 

Founder - Winston Barlow - 912-552-1820

 

C. Mo's Kids is a 501 (c)(3) organization making your donation tax deductible as allowed by law.

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