Kid Captain is a collaboration between Children’s of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels to salute pediatric patients. Their inspirational stories remind us just how truly courageous these young people are.

This week’s Children’s of Mississippi Kid Captain is Blaylin Oliver of Saltillo, MS.

At age 11, it wouldn’t seem likely that Blaylin could have a heart condition. But with a diagnosis of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), he experiences sudden drastic swings in his heart rate that cause dizziness and fainting.

There isn’t a cure for the condition. Fortunately, Blaylin has expert care from pediatric cardiologists at Children’s of Mississippi Tupelo to help him manage the symptoms.

With Mississippi’s only children’s hospital and pediatric clinics across the state, Children’s of Mississippi doctors work together to care for kids at every step, in every location. Only UMMC can provide this level of help for children like Blaylin. In fact, Ole Miss recognizes Children’s of Mississippi as their official children’s hospital.

Blaylin’s condition doesn’t keep him down. He loves playing football, hunting, riding bikes, being out in the woods, and spending time with his mom, Kristie, and brother, Jake.

Have fun at Saturday’s game, Blaylin! Your friends at Children’s of Mississippi are cheering for you!

Help us grow so they can grow.


You can help kids like Blaylin with a tax deductible gift to expand and improve Mississippi’s only hospital for children. Give today at growchildrens.org.