Married couple dying of cancer have final wish honored when 29 Cobra sports cars arrive for dream ride
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
29 Cobra owners showed up after a request from a woman, dying of cancer, to give her husband a moment of joy
"We've had a lot of downs," Kathleen Rinard told local Phoenix, Arizona affiliate ABC 15. "But God, this is an up. A very big up."
Both Kathleen and her husband Dayton have been diagnosed with terminal cancer. And Dayton's final wish was to take a ride in an AC Cobra sports car.
I've never been in one before. I wanted to since 1965," said Dayton, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
So with just days to live, Kathleen, suffering from terminal breast cancer, put out a call, asking an owner of a Cobra car to show up at her hospice and give Dayton a ride. Instead, 29 Cobra car owners showed up, giving rides to Kathleen, Dayton and several other residents at the hospice.
"It's going to be my last gift to give to him," Kathleen said. "He's been by my side the whole time."
After taking his first spin in the AC Cobra, Dayton told ABC 15, "It was indescribable. It was beautiful.