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Woodstock MS Student Gets a Visit from Falcons Fullback

Posted On: Thursday, February 13, 2020

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From left, Kowou Agbavon, Jeremiah Agbavon, Audric Agbavon, Keith Smith, and Chantelle Agbavon.

Woodstock Middle School student Audric Agbavon got a surprise visit from Atlanta Falcons fullback Keith Smith at the school on Wednesday.  Audric's parapro Kayla Howell, who had contacted Smith through a mutual friend, worked with WMS administrators to arrange the lunchtime visit  so Audric could meet his favorite Falcons player.  Audric had corresponded with Smith and even took photos of his locker during a recent tour of Mercedes Benz stadium, but he had no idea he would get to meet the professional football player in person. Audric has struggled with impaired vision all of his life, but Smith told Audric to never forget that he had gifts despite his challenges.  "You're special.  You've got gifts," he said.

Smith presented Audric with an Atlanta Falcons jersey (number 40, his personal number) and stayed to have lunch with him and his family, including his brother Jeremiah, a seventh grader at Woodstock MS. 

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Audric Agbavon peeks around the doorway, surprised to see his favorite Falcons player at his school.

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Keith Smith shows Audric's parents the jersey he plans to surprise him with. 

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Audric tries on the jersey from Keith Smith.

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Audric and Keith Smith with his teacher, BJ Mazza, and parapro Kayla Howell.

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