MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - A Summerville boy who was born deaf, with one working kidney and a half beating heart, among other issues, was honored today at Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant.
Hunter Taylor is a six year old boy who has already undergone three open heart surgeries.
Today he was showing nothing but smiles as he got a Yorktown experience.
It's part of the MUSC Children's Hospital Capital Campaign, looking to raise money for a new children's hospital.
Hunter was honored as South Carolina's Children's Miracle Network Champion on board today.
A living proof example of all the work the hospital does.
As part of the staff's thanks, they wanted to give back, nominating him for the position, and giving him an unforgettable experience.
"It's just a way to show how much we appreciate them, and how we want to celebrate him, and the thing he's gone through at such a young age," Amanda Mahaffey, Co-director of the Children's Miracle Network at MUSC Children's Hospital, said.
Among today's celebration Hunter was able to take a helicopter ride and ride in a muscle car to the Renaissance for a special press conference.
As South Carolina's champion, Hunter will get to meet President Obama at the White House in July, and head to Disney World next February as part of the nationwide celebration for the champions.