Originally Posted October 28, 2015


Payte is 18 years old and has a younger sister Tessa, who at 16 years old is a senior at Mesquite High. In 2010 Payte was diagnosed with A.L.L. Unfortunately he has had a relapse and is now in the process of getting ready for a transplant. With his girlfriend, Tori, by his side, Payte has the strength of Ironman to face this relapse. Payte raises livestock: sheep, goats, and cattle for selling and showing at the Maricopa County Fair. He is part of the Future Farmers of America. In addition, Payte’s welding skills has lead to his new hobby…horseshoe art. He designs boot racks, can holders, and even your name out of horseshoes. Creating horseshoe art is relaxing and therapeutic for Payte. You are our superhero, Payte!