If there is one thing 9-year-old Caroline knows for sure it is that she “likes to go fast.”
Caroline, who was born with a genetic disorder, constantly watches the movie Cars and has been in love with the idea of race cars and being a speedster for as long as she can remember.
“Tow Mater and Lightning McQueen are my favorite. They like to go fast just like me!” said Caroline.
Even when Caroline’s disorder limited her to a wheelchair, she didn’t it see it that way.
“Her father transformed her wheelchair into a race car and she loved it. We knew that she liked to go fast so we created her own special car,” said Caroline’s mother, Anna. “I’ve never been quite sure where her affinity for race cars started but it is truly her greatest passion.”
In fact, Caroline loves racing so much that her one true wish is to have a custom race track created in her backyard!
“It’s not your run of the mill wish you see every day,” said Anna. “We were initially surprised, but once she said this is what she wished for it made complete sense.”
Caroline’s wish has yet to be granted, but the day is quickly approaching, and Caroline can hardly contain her excitement.
“Ever since Caroline found out her wish is going to be granted, we have seen changes in her,” said Anna. “Looking forward to this wish is what gets her through the hard days and it’s amazing to see the positive affect this experience has had on her.”
Anna says one of the main reasons why Caroline wants a race track in her own backyard is because more kids will want to come over and play with Caroline.
“It can be difficult for Caroline to make friends because she isn’t mobile enough to make it to other homes at times and that can be hard for her,” she said. “But once she has this race track, her friends can come to her.”
Caroline is more than ready to see her wish become a reality.
“I can’t wait!” she said. “I will get to race my cousins and new friends in my backyard and everyone will want to race with me!”