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Spokane boy to be a racecar driver before his Make-A-Wish trip on a Disney Cruise


September 24, 2013


Spokane, WA


Six-year-old Carter from Spokane loves Lightning McQueen from the Disney movie, Cars. For Carter, Cars isn’t just a movie; it’s a distraction that helps him cope with his treatment for Leukemia. 

This Friday, Carter will become a true racecar driver himself at home in Spokane with a special Cars-themed send-off celebration. He will race around a go-cart track with his family to kick-off the start to his wish journey. Make-A-Wish® Washington will grant Carter’s wish to go on a Disney Cruise with his family next month.


Friday, September 27th, 5 p.m.

Carter will be presented with an official Cars racecar uniform so he can look and feel just like his hero, Lightning McQueen. He will arrive at the go-cart track, covered with Cars balloons and other Disney-related decorations in honor of him and his wish. Carter and his family will race around the track and celebrate Carter's upcoming wish. 
Wonderland Golf and Games Family Fun Center, 10515 N Division Street, Spokane

About Make-A-Wish® Washington:

Since our inception, Make-A-Wish Washington has granted nearly 900 wishes to local children in Eastern Washington with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can influence the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. For more information about Make-A-Wish Washington and how you can share the power of a wish® please call 800.304.9474, visit or connect with us at or on Twitter @MakeAWishAKWA.



Leslie Woodfill
Make-A-Wish Washington
509.747.1418 or 509.995.5431

Lindsay Schrupp
Make-A-Wish Washington

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