Like many teenage boys, Jean Carlo loved having his own car. He hopes of one day becoming a mechanic, so his car provided endless opportunities for him to practice his skills and hone his craft.
When asked by wish granters from Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada about his one true wish, Jean Carlo didn’t skip a beat. He wished for a car makeover to further turn the car he loved into the car of his dreams.
Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, Jean Carlo must live with a condition that affects his lungs and digestive system. Those with cystic fibrosis (CF) are much more vulnerable to lung infections, and living with CF can be very uncomfortable as it impedes daily life. Because of this diagnosis, Jean Carlo was unable to participate in many of the activities of his peers. His car became a main hobby and provided him an escape after long treatments or breathing sessions.
The car transformation would be no easy task, but the local automotive industry rallied together to make this wish a reality. Audi Las Vegas, S.W.A.T. Motor Sports, Discount Tires, and Integrity Customs and Cars all came together in support of Jean Carlo and his car makeover. Together, they readied themselves to make Jean Carlo’s wish come true.
After several long weeks of waiting and anticipation, the day finally arrived. Grinning from ear to ear, Jean Carlo, his family, and friends arrived at Audi Las Vegas for the big reveal. Placed on the showroom floor, the car was revealed on the count of three. Jean Carlo went from speechless to ecstatic as they showed him the new details of his vehicle. With a fresh matte finish, a new set of tires, and upgraded interior, Jean Carlo exclaimed, “The car is just perfect!”