Car Dealer Makes Local Special Needs Teen Part of the Team

Car Dealer Makes Local Special Needs Teen Part of the Team

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“Moderate mental retardation” is a particularly cruel diagnosis for a boy obsessed with cars.

It meant that Jake Nelson would not be reading or writing — but more importantly to him, he would not get to drive the cars, which were so dear to his nature.

So for years his parents drove Jake to car lots, his activity of choice, and watched as their son reveled in the chrome and shiny new paint, reports KARE-11 news in Minnesota.

“Then, everything changed for Jake when his dad pulled into the Ford dealership in Apple Valley and, for the first time, a salesmen did more than pay Jake a passing glance.”

– WATCH the inspiring video below

– READ the article from KARE-11 (*NOTE* adjust your audio)

 

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