Community steps in to help teenager with brain tumor restore classic car
While battling a brain tumor, 15-year-old Cole Medcoff decided to buy an old classic car and fix it up. Just when the project seemed to be too daunting, a family friend stepped in to make Cole's dream come true.
still speechless. Coal Med Cough still can't believe his eyes His 1964 Mercury Monterrey is getting a complete makeover. I just kept looking on Craigslist on Facebook for something that I could drive I could work on. He found this classic beauty, but it needed a lot of work. We saw the car on the side of the road, and and cold was just like his dad. That's it. I've gotta have it. That's that's the car. 15 year old Cole thought it would be the perfect distraction after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. It was a long string of just seeing doctor after Doctor. The chemo last a few months last, probably four months is really starting to get to him. He stays strong for myself and for his mother and for the other little kids and everybody around him and just seeing, you know, the pain and everything that he goes through with. This is really tough that as a parent, you know you want toe, fix everything and take care of it. Take away the pain, you know, kiss the boo boo and you can. That's where Scott Reynolds, here at Herald's Auto body comes in. Oh, geez, you know what? What do you do when you find that out? You know, when your best buddy son has a brain tumor? He wanted to help fix up the car for coal. You know, we don't have the funding toe really make this happen. I said, Let's go to make a wish. You know what? You having a brain tumor? They'll help us. I know they'll help us and he said, I'm not gonna do it, Okay, I kind of let it go. He's not one to take charities is very selfless. And he said, Um, every every week I go to chemo and I see these little kids with tubes plugged into him and no hair and they're throwing up and they're sick and their families have to suffer with him And he said, I don't need a car. Those kids need to go to Disneyland. They need to go to Hawaii. They need their wish worse than I need a car. Reynolds had an idea I got with Mark. The shop owner made some key calls to people in town. No mas Tech Automotive Am co all the big players in town Can we do this? We all had a big meeting and said, Yeah, we can do this. My dad walks in and says, Hey, so I, uh I talked to Scott. Looks like he's picking up your card more. Yeah, yeah, they're gonna do like a full restoration on it. Wow. Next thing you know, they're tearing it apart and the engines going one way and the transmission's going Another bodies here on the frames over there. Complete restoration. Custom Hot rod build. We started in February. We originally we're gonna have it done in June. And with Cove it that's really slowed us down. My guys around here have just been amazing. Thousands and thousands of hours and sacrifice. You know, how often do you really get the chance to change somebody's life? He says. People have donated from all over the country, and it's all for coal. You don't see a kid that selfless anymore, and I see him, you know, go to chemo. What a way to spend a summer chemotherapy. That's horrible. And he's never asked for anything. He's never asked for anything special. No special treatment. Hell, if I could give him a dream and make him feel a little better and forget about this tumor, that's that's what I'm here for.