Houston Boy with Cerebral Palsy Gets Custom Monster Truck

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Six-year-old Aaron Perez has battled complications from cerebral palsy throughout his life. Despite his hardships, he focuses on his hobbies. According to his mom, Nereyda Sanchez-Perez, his main interest is monster trucks and attending Monster Jam. “He just loves it. He eats, breathes and sleeps Monster Jam,” she told ABC 13.

On Saturday, Autorama (a custom car show) was held at the George R. Brown Convention Center, and of course, Aaron and his mother were in attendance. But Aaron had something really special waiting for him thanks to a touching email Sanchez-Perez sent – a truck designed just for him!

Scott Stephens of Texas Truck Works generously made “Roughneck” with Aaron in mind. The custom mini-monster truck is close to the real thing with its bright colors and design, intimidating name, and moving cab.

Stephens, Aaron, and his mom all seemed equally excited about the opportunity for Aaron to connect with a real monster truck designer and become a diver in the next Monster Jam in January! Aaron even ceremoniously pulled the tape off of the car to reveal a decal with his name on it.

“Dreams do come true. Thanks to Mr. Scott. I mean, I’m speechless,” Sanchez-Perez said.

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