2014 June Hero of the Month

Christopher King, age 17

of Presque Isle, was born with hydrophalus also known as “water on the brain”, a medical condition in which there is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the cavities of the brain and is commonly treated with the placement of a shunt. Christopher also struggles with Cerebral Palsy, Spinal muscular atrophy and severe deformity of the spine and hips which causes him intense, chronic pain daily. However, this young man rarely complains and continues to remain optimistic despite having undergone 18 surgeries and numerous visits to specialists. Although 17, Chris has the mentality of a five year old and while he does not fully understand his condition it does pain him when others stare at him because in the eyes of his mother Sandra and twin sister Caitlyn all they see is a wonderful, loving young man.
Chris had his wish granted through Make A Wish of Maine to be famous for a day and was treated famously by the city of Presque Isle. Nominated for The Cubby Hero of the month program by his mother Sandra, Chris enjoyed an afternoon of shopping at the Presque Isle Cubby as well as WalMart (donators of a $50 gift card ) where he stocked up on clothing, snacks and western and super hero movies.