The firearms industry came together to present a special gift to a special kid.
Paxton Spencer, of Columbia, MO was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. In layman’s terms he was born with half a heart and only one functioning lung. Children with this condition rarely survive the first hours after birth. Paxton has endured 17 surgeries and has a very compromised immune system, making it impossible to leave his house during the winter when viruses are more common.Covid-19 brought a whole new set of challenges for Paxton, further limiting his ability to leave their property since the fall of 2019.
Paxton’s dad, Freddy, is a close friend of Ken Flood, Vice President of Sales for Warne Scope Mounts and asked Ken for some advice.
Ken Flood recalls, “Paxton is stuck at home and fortunately, the family lives in the country allowing Paxton to be able shoot on their property. When Freddy asked me about what type of rifle Paxton could use to shoot long range and also hunt whitetails, I had an idea. I believed that we could get our industry partners together to provide not only a rifle, but all of the accessories needed for Paxton to be successful shooting long range. The response was amazing.”
Warne was able to orchestrate a solution with donations from the following generous companies:
- Masterpiece Arms: PMR Pro Rifle in 6mm Creedmoor
- Swarovski: Kahles K624i scope
- Warne: Skyline Mount, accessories and Skyline bipod
- Kestrel: 5700 Elite Ballistic Computer with HUD
- Midway USA: a combo rifle case
- Armageddon Gear: shooting bags and rifle case
- Hornady: 2 cases of match ammo
- MK Machine: steel targets and a scope lever.
“When we surprised Paxton with these items he was blown away. I can’t thank the shooting industry enough for this amazing gift for my son. He will enjoy this rifle and gear for many years to come,” said Paxton’s father, Freddy Spencer.