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Gavin Rocks

Gavin becomes a rockstar. <em>Photo credit: Emily Blom Carroll/BCS Photography</em> Emily Blom Carroll/BCS Photography

“ He was a rock star for a night – in defiance of more than 20 surgeries he’s endured. ”

Gavin wonders if this is his big break. Maybe Ozzy Osbourne will hear about him!

The anticipation envelopes Gavin as he makes a grand entrance – limousine, silk suit, black boots, sunglasses … and a live heavy metal band onstage. He barely enters Alice Cooper’s Town before he a fan asks Gavin for the first of many autographs he’ll sign tonight.Gavin becomes a rockstar. <em>Photo credit: Emily Blom Carroll/BCS Photography</em>

Gavin basks in the rock star life. He mixes, he mingles. And then he takes the mic for a few songs. His friends and family cheer, happy to see his rock star wish unfold.

His time on the mic over, Gavin is backstage. Van Halen wanted M & Ms with the brown variety removed. Gavin? It’s oatmeal cookies for him. He eats his fill to celebrate his foray onstage.

The curtain falls on Gavin’s wish. But it leaves something behind. He was a rock star for a night – in defiance of more than 20 surgeries he’s endured. If he can put that aside all that for a night, maybe he can do it again … on his own.

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Wow you dreamed to be a rockstar!! Amazing! You look cool with those sunglasses!! I'm going to get some to look just like you!! Your biggest fan, Ashley....Keep on rockin'!

October 07, 2007 - 1:37 PM


Gavin......I hope to someday come to one of your rockin' concerts! I can see you've got tons of talent!!!!

January 23, 2008 - 6:19 AM


Wish you were on touring Northern California. I think we should all talk Alice into your encore performance with him and you guys could sing "Schools Out for Summer!". Don't ever stop dreaming Gavin.

June 03, 2010 - 2:44 PM

Lucy C.

Rock on Gavin! You are amazing! Keep believing, and don't give up because i know that you can do this. Keep it up!

February 05, 2014 - 11:20 AM


I truly miss Gavin. I was very sad when I had to move away and thought of him a lot. Everyday we hung out at school or stayed the night was awesome. dang I miss those days a lot.

The most amazing day was at Alice Cooperstown when he got a wish! He was so happy and smiling so much the second that limo picked us up! That day was something else WoW! I was very happy for him.

I only wish I could see or know what is happening with Gavin!

idk what else to say but I hope he and his family are doing okay

May 08, 2014 - 6:44 PM

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