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Wish comes true at LV Motor Speedway

Las Vegas is where a wish came true for a 4-year-old Bulgarian orphan.

Andrew Stacey

On Sept. 16 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Make-a-Wish Southern Nevada teamed with Findlay Toyota, and the Speedway, to brighten the life of Andrew Stacey, an intellectually disabled youngster from Bulgaria who was adopted by a Las Vegas couple.

Abandoned at birth, Andrew spent the first two years of life in an orphanage, largely deprived of proper nutrition, general hygiene and social interaction, and with a severe lung disease. Weighing only 11 pounds and suffering from malnutrition, Andrew embarked on the road to a better life after his adoption by Jared and Tera Stacey of Las Vegas, joining four siblings, ages 5 to 10.

Up until now, Andrew has not been able to travel with the Stacey children — who are busy athletes that frequently attend out-of-town tournament and events — because most hotels can’t accommodate Andrew’s medical needs.

Now, though, he can, thanks to his wish being granted: Andrew received a specially outfitted travel trailer that will allow him to be part of every road trip, courtesy of Findlay Toyota, Findlay Management and Findlay RV. In a specially planned event, Andrew and his family were presented with the keys to the trailer at the Speedway, which incorporated it into its Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: South Point 400 pre-event ceremony.

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