This is the kind of stuff heros are made off. My hat goes off to you and I am just happy that there are special people like you around to share the passion and our sport. More importantly, you ignited the kid's heart and made his dream alive. I am sure! Congrats and THANK YOU so much for sharing this great story!
Not to take any thunder away from Dr. Evil - This story also reminds me of a young kid who attended one of my seminars....the kid was 15 years old and his dad introduced him to me. I knew this kid was possessed with this so called fishing desease...and expressed the desire to fish with me - but I told him I would only take him if his school grades were above par, and that his dad would give me the permission to fish with me for a night. Dad tells me he is a "A" student ... and I kept my promise. To make a long story short.... here is Matty and his personal best. He is now 22 and getting his captain license. It's amazing how this little gesture would change their course of life.
All in all, Dr. Evil story is priceless, and this is the kind of stuff that puts a smile in everybody's face. Again...Thanks for making my day!