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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tuesday was a special day for kids with terminal illnesses. They forgot about doctors and hospitals, and got the ride of their lives.
Kids with life threatening medical conditions were given a day to forget about their hospital visits and strolls in wheel chairs. Instead, they rode in the front seat of some of the world’s most expensive and fast luxury sports cars.
Luxury rides like Lamborghini, Ferrari, Mercedes, Corvette, McLaren, Audi were all there.
Jermaine Reese Junior, 11, has a kidney disease called Lowes syndrome. He chose the white Lamborghini.
“It was super-fast and I was hanging out,” said Reese Jr.
It was the fifth annual event for Ride 2 Relive founded by Brett David and his sister Brooke to give the kids and their families the special experience.
“The kids are all here because they are fighting different life-threatening diseases from all over the world,” said Brett David. “For them to come here and get out of the hospital – of course with their doctor’s permission, becoming race car drivers for the day here….they’re surrounded by some of the worlds craziest cars.”
“My favorite car is an SSC Tuatara. It’s made by Shelby Motors. I like it because it’s so futuristic. And it’s so awesome,” said Alexander Smith from Sunrise.
Anthony Peskin, 11, of Hollywood knows exactly what the group of kids is going through. He’s been in remission from leukemia for three years now but he does have a wish for them.
“The thing that I want to see next is all the other kids having a ride,” said Peskin.
Everything including the race track time and luxury vehicles were donated. Everyone involved including the race car drivers volunteered for the event.