Even though he is only three-years-old Carter Morrow knows how important it is to help others. The Wayne County boy decided to "give back" to other children in Wayne County recently, when he donated more than 20 of his stuffed animals to Wayne County EMS.
The gift itself is a touching one for a boy so young. But it is a
gift that means so much more because Morrow has experienced the fear
of taking an ambulance ride to a hospital in an emergency situation.
Morrow was transported from the local hospital to the University of
Ken-tucky recently, and like many children he was afraid. Wayne
County EMS Director Bubby Corder noted that the ambulance service
keeps stuffed animals on board all its units to help children who are
frightened during a medical emergency.
"It's frightening for kids, especially in an emergency situation. We
want to give them something to help calm down and make them feel more
comfortable," explained Corder.
Morrow was given a stuffed bear and that seemed to comfort him. In
fact, he is still keeping the stuffed animal close by now that he is
better and back home.
When the boy and his mom, Megan, were cleaning out his toys, she
asked him what he wanted to do with his stuffed animals. He did not
hesitate when he told her that he wanted to give them to the
So, he and his mom delivered a box full of the toys to the Wayne
County EMS on Wednesday, May 1. Morrow also got a chance to tour
through the EMS facility and he got to look inside the ambulances at
The stuffed animals will be placed on EMS trucks where Morrow's wish
to "help other kids" can be fulfilled.
"It was heartfelt," said Corder, as he talked about his reaction to
Morrow's gift. "To think that a little guy that young is thinking of
other kids...I am glad that we had an impact on him to do this."
Morrow's donation has become a local Facebook sensation, and a lot
of folks have viewed the pictures of him bringing his stuffed animals to the EMS facility.