Blake was fortunate enough to meet Bill Gaither in May of 2011, when they had a show here in Little Rock, Arkansas. Before the concert, we were standing on the side, waiting to meet the Vocal Band. Blake kept saying “McDonalds” — I thought he was hungry, then all of a sudden Gene McDonald walked over and spent some time with Blake. It was awesome, and those memories will stay with him for a lifetime!
I bought Blake a subscription to Homecoming, and when it comes in, that is a great day here! He holds on to that magazine and it goes everywhere with him, except for the bath — he even sleeps with it! I will be forever grateful to the Gaither Vocal Band for touching my son’s life the way they have. Through their music, they have given Blake language, and I cannot think of better role models.
— TAMMIE PERRYMORE-BACA
Hot Springs, Arkansas