When Capt. Rod Thomas of Capt. Ponytail Guide Service was asked to take a terminally ill 12-year-old from western North Carolina on a fishing trip, he jumped at the chance.
Thomas heard about Howell Brown, a cancer patient at Duke Children’s Hospital, from another kid he had taken fishing through the Dream Hunting and Fishing Program. Thomas did that trip back in the spring on the Roanoke River, and the young angler from that day got to know Brown through the hospital.
November 13 at 7:19pm