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A Wish Come True for a Young Cancer Survivor: Luke Boyette’s 1965 Make-A-Wish Mustang
Just over month ago, we introduced you to a story about a young man named Kodi Jones from Springfield, Missouri. Kodi was diagnosed with a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and during his treatment, received a special gift from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. With their help Kodi had his Grabber Blue 1970 Mach One Mustang restored and the best news is that Kodi is now in remission!
If you loved that heart-felt story, you’re going to love this next one. Less then a week after the article was published on the web, we received a phone call from Allen Martin, and Billy Williams, owners of themustangsshop.com in Greenville, South Carolina. Allen mentioned that he saw the article and had briefed us that he was restoring a 1965 Mustang for another Make-A-Wish candidate.
In March 2015, a young man named Luke Boyette was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. After several tests and procedures locally, the diagnosis was confirmed and the family decided to head to the St. Jude’s hospital in Memphis, Tennessee for treatment. His wish came true during his treatment when he received the news that his Mustang (once driven by his mother Elizabeth in high school) would be resurrected. While the restoration on the ’65 is still in progress, we came across some great news. On the day we contacted Luke’s family to tell them that their article would be published, they had just received word that Luke’s cancer was in remission!
In the next few months we’ll try to bring you the complete story on Luke’s journey through cancer and the restoration on his family’ 1965 Mustang. If you’d like to donate to the restoration of Luke’s Mustang, the GoFundMe page is https://www.gofundme.com/4pyr2xmz.