The family made their road trip from Nebraska down to Costilla New Mexico and Cade quickly made some life-long friends, he ventured around some beautiful country and in short time, he harvested a very nice 6×6 bull elk with one perfect shot. It was a hunt that Cade will not soon forget. But Goss couldn’t stand the thought of Cade going home and not having the same freedom at his own farm as he did in New Mexico or missing out on any future hunts he may have the opportunity to do with his papa, dad or brother Cole. So the board quickly went into action to try to figure out how to raise enough funds to buy Cade a chair of his own. It had taken two years to raise the initial funds for the first Action Track, but for Cade’s chair it only took four short months, thanks to the generosity of Silent Ability, K.C. Heating and Air, the Gibson Family and DSC Texas Chapters: Lubbock, South Texas, the Texas Panhandle and DSC New Mexico Chapters. At the 3rd Annual Banquet and Auction, Heartland DSC presented Cade his very own Action Track Chair to take home. His smile and reaction say it all.
When Cade got home to the farm, he couldn’t hardly wait for the chair to be unloaded. As soon as it was he went and did his chicken chores, checked the mail and watered the cows across the road. A few short days later, Mother Nature blessed him with a little bit of snow to go play outside in, something he hadn’t been able to do for some time. As we receive frequent pictures and videos of Cade’s adventures, the greatest gift we receive is the smile he has on his face and the freedom and independence he gained by this chair. Thank you to all for supporting Heartland DSC, for supporting youth and getting them outdoors. We hope you enjoy the following articles written on Cade, the videos we have, and the photos that capture the heartfelt moment (thank you to Heart of Hoye Photography for the beautiful pictures and tribute).