Telethon star lives for sport
Ten-year-old Jayton Carter is a bright, outgoing and brave boy who doesn’t let the challenges of living with cystic fibrosis get in the way of day-to-day life.
Jayton and his family remain positive and friendly and are an exceptional representation of cystic fibrosis and Telethon, making Jayton’s role as a Telethon Little Star a perfect fit.
Jayton lives with this chronic condition but does not let it stand in his way of his passion for sport and physical activity.
Although he cannot play football, he makes sure he is still part of the team, running water bottles and helping out wherever he can.
He plays hockey, basketball, tennis and cricket and also enjoys running, swimming and dance.
Jayton is understanding of the old saying, there is always someone in a tougher situation than ourselves — and is definitely willing to jump in and get the job done.
Jayton is excited about being part of Telethon and lists Fat Cat and Blake Johnson as his favourite Channel 7 personalities, as well as sports presenters Baz and Barra.
He is also a big fan of Justice Crew and Sammy Jade and his family are big X-Factor fans.
Leading a very active lifestyle, Jayton loves riding his bike or scooter everywhere and hanging out at the skate park, town pool or playground with his friends.
Jayton hates to miss out on school carnivals or sporting activities when he is not well and especially dislikes being driven to and from school and other commitments when it is raining.
He says the most important people in his life are his family — dad Gareth, mum Lisa and siblings Patrick and Stevie — because they nag him to do his physio and treatments. He said his friends were important because they kept him fit and competitive.