Even at age 7, Ace Shelton had a strong tendency to think of others. “That’s always been his thing,” Ace’s father, Tony Shelton, said. “If he sees someone homeless or someone whose car is stalled, he’s always like, ‘You gotta pull over and help them.’” So, Ace’s dad was moved to tears to see his son thinking of others even when he was seriously ill with pneumonia. When doctors needed to put an oxygen mask on Ace’s face, Ace was afraid of it. But he soon said, “I don’t want to do it, but I want to make you guys happy.” Eventually he recovered, and his lungs were pumping as strong as ever – and so was his tendency to think of others. He wanted to give toys and games to other patients at Children’s Health. The family led a toy drive and brought a donation of more than 500 toys and iTunes gift cards to Children’s Health shortly after Christmas 2015. “For him to come here and help other kids out that were in similar situations was a proud moment, it was a very proud moment,” Mr. Shelton said. “He’s not just thinking of himself. He wants everyone to be happy.”
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