In just 19 year of life, teenager Shane Weeks has had three seperate battles with cancer.
Each time, Weeks fought bravely and the cancer went into remission.
The cancer is back and Weeks is battling the deadly disease once again. Tom Sewell, with Tulsa Gas Technologies Inc., said people from all around the country have come together to build Weeks a Chili Bowl Midget racer. The hope is to not only show the teen he has support, but also to allow him to race at the Tulsa Shootout in January.
"Everything we have had to buy has been at a giant discount from the speed shops and that has been a big help," Sewell said. "Ryan Cole with Larry's Chicken in Owasso has loaned us the motor we needed to put in the car."
Once word spread about building Weeks a car, Sewell said the response has been overwhelming.
"We have help from professional drivers like Shane Stewart from Tulsa and speed shops as far away as Indianapolis," Sewell said. "We got parts coming from California from our motor builder as well."
Help is still needed to make the dream a reality. Sewell said they're trying to raise another $2,000 to pay for family expenses and operating expense for the car. Racing is an expensive business.
"One month ago this was just an idea," Sewell said. "Today we are about 80 percent there."
On Wednesday, Weeks was surprised with the car.
If you would like to donate money you can e-mail Sewell at email@example.com