SHELBY, N.C. -- Dustin Parris adjusts the camouflage baseball cap perched on the side of his head – it must be cocked to the side just the way he likes it.
The 6-year-old’s cheeks and arms are coated with white lotion. It
helps soothe the poison oak rash he got one day while exploring
outdoors. He loves tractors, lawnmowers and swimming in the pool.
When he’s outside, he’s content.
“He’s so fast, so smart,” Suzan Parris said of her son. “No fear.”