The Experience Auto Group gives 11-year-old race fan with leukemia a dream ride
A dying wish recently came true for Caleb Hammond, an 11-year-old Oskaloosa boy who has terminal leukemia.
Ferrari-Maserati of Fort Lauderdale, an Experience Auto Group company partnered with Iowa Speedway this past Wednesday, August 29, 2018 to give an 11-year old the ultimate last chance of his short-lived lifetime. The dealership caught wind of an article recently about Caleb Hammond, a boy who has been living with cancer since 2017 and recently was told the treatment has stopped working, who’s been a racing fan since he was 2 years old and who’s last request was to ask for racing stickers for his casket. Taking it to the next level, Garrett Hayim, Ferrari-Maserati of Fort Lauderdale owner/president—who’s own father has experienced near-death bouts with cancer, and who now has children of his own, decided to take it a step further, offering to ship the dealership’s race hauler and race car to Iowa to give Caleb the surprise and chance of a lifetime.
On August 29, Caleb was surrounded by friends, family, and supporters at Iowa Speedway for the unveiling of the Ferrari-Maserati of Fort Lauderdale experience, where the sweet, strong-spirited 11-year-old received the ultimate royal racing treatment, having the opportunity to tour the facility and have some lap time in the dealership’s Ferrari 488 Challenge car.