5-year-old receives wish at Memorial Day weekend car show

5-year-old receives wish at Memorial Day weekend car show

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - This weekend, Bolton Ford transformed into a gallery of fancy rides for their second annual Red, White, Blue and Oval Car and Truck Show.

Car show enthusiasts filled the Bolton Ford parking lot Memorial Day weekend - checking out all makes and models from vintage antiques to more modern rides.

But the event was also a fundraiser for the Give a Wish program.

"Give a Wish is a local organization that grants wishes to children from SWLA and SETX with life-threatening or terminal conditions," said Paula Livingston, director of Give a Wish.

The organization benefits children like 5-year-old Daylen.

"He was born with a rare condition called caudal regression syndrome where his spine stops at L4. From umbilical down he doesn't have hips, he's got shorter legs than normal and he's got a club foot that they are working on," explained Daylen's grandmother Myra Vincent.

Daylen - who gets around mostly with assistance of his wheelchair - was one of many Give a Wish children attending Saturday's fundraiser.

"100% of donations go to actually granting the wishes," explained Livingston.

It's thanks to the numerous volunteers serving up plate lunches, the donations helped make Daylen's dream come true.

"And Daylen is leaving in two days to go to Disney World," announced Livingston before a large crowd.

But the trip wasn't his only surprise.

A custom-made car gives Daylen a chance to get around, in style.

"Because of his condition, he can't feel the lower part of his body. So they did a hand-controlled car so he would be able to maneuver the car and make it go by hand control," explained Vincent.

When asked if she thought Daylen was excited, Vincent smiled and said, "Oh I think so."

You can read more about Daylen's journey and the Give a Wish program HERE.

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