Any Texans able to help a fellow Buick brother?

Discussion in 'Help From Above' started by Sky72lark, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. Sky72lark

    Sky72lark Well-Known Member

    Hey guys, one of the mods on posted this. I thought I would pass it along in case someone in Texas was in a position to help,thanks

    Posted Today, 08:43 PM
    A friend of mine from high school has a son who will turn 16 at the end of October. He was recently diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. With treatment he may get a year without it 3 months. As a car guy I remember turning 16 and the joy of getting my license and being able to drive on my own, and this is something this young man will never experience.

    I am looking for someone nearby, hopefully with a somewhat modified car, that would take this young man out for cruise, dinner, and a time to be 16. Most likely it will be with his dad or mom in tow. I would happily cover the expense for dinner, your time, and gas. If anyone is capable of giving me a hand please let me know and I will make the connection with her and him. She lives in Texas but I am unsure where he is located for treatment.

    Thanks as a parent I cannot imagine what my friend is going through, but want to make his birthday memorable for him.

    2013 Director of the Buicktown Chapter of the Buick Club of America
    2012 Director of the Buicktown Chapter of the Buick Club of America
    2011 Asst.Director of the Buicktown Chapter of the Buick Club of America

  2. marchi1

    marchi1 Member

    Stephen...thanks for posting this. The family is located in the greater Houston area.
  3. jzuelly1

    jzuelly1 Jesse Zuelly IV

    My prayers go to this family. I'm in Texas but my car is not even running still on jack stands. Wish I was ready to help. Good luck and hopefully someone else can step up and help.
  4. cstanley-gs

    cstanley-gs Silver Mist

    Puts a tear in my eye just to read this... If I was closer Id do it in a heartbeat
  5. carmantx

    carmantx Never Surrender

    I am too far away from Houston to make it work. Hopefully someone will give a ride for them.
  6. JR Wills

    JR Wills Well-Known Member

    Need to know where in the Houston area. I am in the SE area of Houston, with an Original 68 GS, but have Numerous Local people with "Mod Cars" around as well.
    Have a couple of Shows in the next couple of weekends, as well as Numerous Cruise Nights on different sides of town on various nights as well.
    I think We can arrange Something.
  7. 36racin

    36racin Platinum Level Contributor

    There's quite a few members from the Houston area that I'm sure would be more than willing to help out if they know about this thread. I have one of their names and numbers. I'll pass the word on to him if others can do the same with members they may know. If I were closer I would help out in a heart beat.

    May God bless this young man and his family!!
  8. 66BulldogGS

    66BulldogGS Platinum Level Contributor

    I am out as well, my car is down. And both the Uncles '67 and '66 race car are down. The black '66 is all stock-like with stock exhaust. Cool ride, but not when you are 16 and want to feel the power and the rumble. Would love to help him out if one of the cars was ready to roll. Will pass on the word as well and see if we can help.

    JR might be the answer as he does have connections. Maybe Steve with his Special, or Jeff(I think that is his name) with his hopped up '70 could help if they are around. And I can't remember Jeff's best bud's name that has/had the black early '70. They are both wicked.
  9. 71skylark3504v

    71skylark3504v Goin' Fast In Luxury!

    I'm in West Houston. My Skylark would not be very exciting though.
  10. marchi1

    marchi1 Member

    JR Trying to get the info right now.

    You know it would be kind of ironic if this works out, right?
  11. marchi1

    marchi1 Member

    Gotta give a big thanks to JR for helping out on this. The mom was already excited....actually was mad because I made her cry again...just have to say the car community is AMAZING.
  12. 36racin

    36racin Platinum Level Contributor

    Sounds like this is working out for the young man. Great!!! Thanks to those who offered to do this, those who helped make it happen and the car community for stepping up. Hopefully they can make it a memorable event for the young man and his family. God Bless

    Wish we could have gotten him to Biloxi Mississippi this week and next weekend for Cruisin The Coast. Talk about your car crazy event. Every make and model you can imagine. In any shape from rotten to gold.
  13. Sky72lark

    Sky72lark Well-Known Member

    Awesome. thanks for stepping up guys. Glad to help in a small way. Still praying for this family. Please follow up and let us know how he is doing.

    Thanks to all
  14. JR Wills

    JR Wills Well-Known Member

    No Thanks needed. Glad to Help
    When I spoke with his Mom last night, she sounded a bit broken up, and was taking the Family to AZ to visit some Relatives, & should be back next week.
    1 Cruise Night, Possibly a "Quaker Steak & Lube" visit, and If Josh can handle it, Maybe a Run @ the local indoor Go Kart Track. (May be able to get some more "Muscle Cars" & a couple of Rods to ride in as well)
  15. carmantx

    carmantx Never Surrender

    Great job JR!!!
  16. Sky72lark

    Sky72lark Well-Known Member

    Thanks JR!!!
  17. Sky72lark

    Sky72lark Well-Known Member


  18. JR Wills

    JR Wills Well-Known Member

    I've only got a Bone stock 68 GS400, But Have a Modified 67 Mustang & a Cobra Replicar coming out to give him rides as well, & Possibly a real 69 Shelby GT350, so if things play out, we're going to keep him Busy for the afternoon & evening.
  19. xplantdad

    xplantdad Newbie with Buicks!

    Where in I could certainly arrange a few cars to do the same thing here as well...If it's local to me!
  20. JR Wills

    JR Wills Well-Known Member

    Don't know. She was on the road on her Cell when she returned my call, so I didn't want to be on the phone for any length of time.

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