Dream Drives for Kids

Cobra. Lamborgini. Maclaren. Ferrari. Porsche.

Kids in Oregon who are battling life-threatening illnesses get to choose which supercar they get to spend the day in, thanks to a compassionate car collector in Portland.

Tech consultant Eric Peterson and his wife decided to use their multimillion dollar car collection to “do something nice.” They started Dream Drives for Kids in 2014 and are gearing up to make dreams come true for one sick child every week.

The kids not only get to pick their favorite from among ten sports cars and learn all about the fantastic features, their parents ride along in a follow-car during the 30 minute ride and take home a video and photographs to remember the day.

“Get ‘em out in a Lamborghini or a Ferrari,” Peterson told KPTV News. “Forget about hospitals, forget about doctors and just have a good time.”

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Other exotic car owners have already offered their own cars to help Dream Drives for Kids grow faster — and, the Petersons have grand plans to expand. Their vision includes guiding like-minded collectors around the country to set up their own local Dream Drives for Kids chapters.

As a bonus, each child takes home a collection of miniature Matchbox cars that have been donated by a young cancer patient who loves cars so much that he has been handing them out to other children each time he visits the hospital.

(WATCH the videos from KGW News and KPTV News, or READ the story in MotorAuthority.com)


Story tip – Joel Arellano; Photo via Dream Cars for Kids on Facebook

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