Thousands headed to a very special monster truck rally in Texas this week to fulfill a terminally ill toddler’s final wish.
On June 30, the Baytown Raceway in Baytown, Texas, was filled hundreds of monster trucks in honor of 2-year-old Stevie Wayne Matthews, who has been diagnosed with an incurable form of Leukemia. Stevie has always had a love for playing with trucks, so his family decided to start a Facebook campaign to organize a day when he could get up close and personal with his favorite machines.
The Matthews family was overwhelmed by the thousands of strangers who drove out their trucks or simply came out to the event in support of Stevie’s family.
“(Stevie) touched more people in two years than most people will touch in three lifetimes,” Family friend Chris Baulk told KHOU. “They’ve probably got 2,000 people out here if not more.”
Sadly, little Stevie’s body has been severely weakened by cancer, leaving him unable to attend the event. His father and sister still came out to share their thanks for the incredible outpouring of love.
“No kid should have to go through what Stevie’s gone through,” said Baulk. “And no parent should have to go through what they’ve gone through.”