Just in time for the holidays, Shane Weeks, 19, of Wagoner, Oklahoma, was surprised with a new custom Super Focus midget race car.
This weekend, he raced the car for the first time.
Shane's best friends built him the car, using car parts and donations from members of the racing world and local supporters, when they saw that the young cancer patient couldn't afford to drive a bigger car.
"A guy always wants to step up and climb the ladder in racing to drive a bigger car and Shane was bummed out he wasn't really following the rest of us up," Evan Sewell, who initiated building the custom car along with his brother, Alex, told News On 6.
"I would have done it for him no matter what. If he had the flu, I would have still built this race car for him if I could have," Evan said.
"During the summer he was having surgeries and treatments and we wanted to give him an opportunity," said Alex Sewell of Shane's cancer battle. Shane was battling cancer for the third time.
"The idea was Evan andRead More »from Teen cancer patient’s friends build him a custom race car