A month ago, that dream was almost taken away, in a matter of seconds.
"Just shocked that this should happen to him," his mentor continues.
Allred describes what he was thinking when he heard the news of his mentee being hit by a car.
Allred says, "In a way we were thinking this will not turn out well."
Gibson was riding his scooter when he was hit by a car at the intersection of North 10th and Pine Street.
"She basically hit him head on and he flew 33 feet," says Melissa Mason, Gibson's girlfriend.
Gibson went into a coma and doctors told his family he probably would not make it.
"If he did wake up he would most likely live in a nursing home for the rest of his life on a respirator," says Mason.
But Gibson is a fighter. When he woke up, he started gradually getting better, defying the odds.
Mason describes his current condition, saying, "He has language and he can breath by himself and he can move. It's just a lot better than anybody would think it would be."
A sign, perhaps, that Gibson's dream of opening a children's hospital, isn't out of reach.
"We're looking forward to him being a hundred percent and being back here where he wants to be," says Allred.