Healthy Living

Teen Who Battled Cancer Gives Back to Make-A-Wish

Giving back to the organization that had given so much for him

Ever since his wish came true, Eli had wanted to return the kind generosity. “He’s always wanted to give back to make a wish, and he’s done so three-fold. He’s done more than necessary” said Sutton Lauinger, volunteer and development coordinator at Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Aside from being an automotive enthusiast, Eli was also a Boy Scout working towards the organization’s highest achievement – Eagle Scout. To get there, he had to use his leadership skills to perform a public service. So, he came up with the idea for putting on a car show and inviting all of his ‘car brothers’. “A car show was just a natural choice to give back to the car community and Make-A-Wish as well” he said.