Habersham toddler reunited with paramedic who helped him in his time of need

Last week’s Habersham E-911 Children’s Fun Fest brought a special reunion for two members of the community.

Atticus Khadayat, 2, of Demorest dressed as a Demorest firefighter to attend, but fire trucks were not the main thing he wanted to see during the event.

After becoming desperately ill in March, young Atticus was flown from the hospital in Gainesville to the pediatric intensive care unit in Macon, where medical personnel provided treatment leading to his recovery.

Now, Atticus is doing well and having fun, said his mother, Susan Khadayat.

“It was special to bring him back healthy and let him meet the man that took care of him on his worst day,” Khadayat said.

That man is Certified Flight Paramedic Kevin Queen of Air Life Georgia 2, the medical helicopter based at the Habersham County Airport.

While he received good care at both hospitals and during ground transport, it’s Air Life 2 that Atticus remembers.

“He talks about the helicopter all the time now,” Khadayat said. “He calls it ‘my helicopter’.”

(Photo courtesy Rob Moore, Habersham County Public Information Officer.)