News Texas Kid With Cancer Shot Shortly Before Receiving His Make A Wish Gift

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    Teenager with bone cancer shot and killed just before receiving his Make-A-Wish dream

    A Texas teenager suffering from bone cancer was shot and killed Tuesday, shortly before he was to receive his gift from the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

    Diego Rodriguez, 17, had dreamed of having his grandfather's 1993 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck restored when he was accidentally shot by a 15-year-old whose name has not been released, the San Antonio Express-News and others reported.

    Rodriguez reportedly tried to take the gun away when it fired accidentally during the scuffle. The 15-year-old is now facing murder charges.


    The car, a treasured heirloom, has been in Diego's family for 23 years. Rodriguez's mother promised him that if he survived to his 16th birthday, she would have the vehicle restored.

    "I was excited to bring some joy to a young man who was down for the better part of his earlier years," Jason Pena, a co-owner of San Antonio's BlackJack Speed Shop, which was overseeing the restoration, told InsideEdition.com. "I am just saddened and disappointed that he is not going to be able to physically see the final product and end result of his wish."

    Pena said the car was in such poor condition that he was initially reluctant to take on the project but changed his mind after a plea from Diego's mother.


    "She was so intent and adamant that this dream be fulfilled for her son," he said. "The truck was probably worth $1,500." Pena estimated that the restoration likely cost him $15,000.

    The Make-A-Wish Foundation also expressed shock and sadness upon hearing the news.

    "There is nothing we can do to make up for [Diego's] loss, but we hope that his car will be a great reminder to his mother that the realization of their dream and the community they had made a difference for him and gave him strength," Kathrin Brewer the CEO of the South Texas chapter of the foundation said in a statement to local media.

    Efforts to reach Brewer by InsideEdition.com were unsuccessful.

    The truck, which was expected to be unveiled to Rodriguez today, will now serve as part of his funeral procession.
     
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    This thread makes me wanna stick my head in the oiven.

    But, I think I'll have another drink instead.

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    1993 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck....."The truck was probably worth $1,500." Pena estimated that the restoration likely cost him $15,000.

    I don't know cars... what's so great about this?
     
  5. JOHN DENVER

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    he jumped the border late monday morning ..
     
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    Not a bad looking truck
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    Purely sentimental value.
     
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    Classy take.
     
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    :hat:
     
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    I am not sure if we have to ban cancer, trucks, make a wish or guns. :uscratch:
     
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    Judge: "Let's see... you shot a killed a kid who was dying of cancer and had just a few weeks to live... that's 3 months probation. Court is adjourned."
     
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    Was his "make-a-wish" to be shot?
     
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    Ban them all!
     
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    Would you say this is good looking?
     
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    If you mean if it was good enough that I would've purchased it right off the lot back in 1993, no. I could never afford to buy it even then.
     
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    No, I was just asking if you thought it was a good looking truck. I wanted to bust your balls.
     
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    That's cool :beer:
     
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    Anyone who wants to restore a '93 S10 deserves to be shot.
     
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    Gotta be the shittiest wish, in the make a wish foundation history.
     
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    Texas, again! :cwl:
     
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