Coloring skills merit DVD player

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Suffolk News-Herald

Delvin Gandy can certainly handle a set of crayons. In fact, his skills with vivid colors proved to be good enough for him to take home a free DVD player.

Delvin, who proudly said he &uot;turns seven in December,&uot; also explained that he won the Suffolk News-Herald’s &uot;July Coloring Contest&uot; with a thumb broken in two places and a cast almost up to his elbow.


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&uot;It hurt when I fell off my friend’s big boy bike and broke my thumb,&uot; said Delvin. &uot;But, I don’t let that stop me. I’m gonna’ get a big boy bike – I have a regular size bike right now – when I grow up. I had stitches in my thumb, and I didn’t even cry when they took them out!&uot;

Delvin said he got the idea for the colors he used in his artistic endeavors from the &uot;Incredible Hulk&uot; and &uot;Spiderman&uot; movies, both of which are his favorites.

&uot;Now that I have my own DVD player, I’m gonna’ get the Spiderman DVD and when the Hulk comes on DVD, I’ll get that, too,&uot; said Delvin. &uot;Mama and Daddy have their own DVD and now that I have my own, me and my sister can watch movies all the time!&uot;

Delvin is the son of Alfreda Gandy, a medical billing clerk at DePaul Hospital, and Credell Gandy, an employee of Lipton Tea. Delvin has one sister, 4-year-old Deljanae.