In December we told you the story of a Fort Kent man that lost one of his legs in a terrible accident, and a local business that started a fundraiser to get him his dream car to help lift his spirits. Well, that business has officially raised enough money to get him his dream car and surprised him with it today! News Source 8’s Angela Christoforos reports…
Valley Motors started fundraising a few months ago to get Kevin his car of choice after he lost one of his legs in a terrible accident, and Thursday morning they surprised him with his dream set of wheels!
Valley Motors Marketing Manager Steve Daigle said, “When we first began the whole fundraising concept and stuff we expected to raise a couple thousand dollars whatever it is which turned into something huge we raised over 12 to 13 thousand dollars to help get Kevin into his dream car.”
Valley Motors Sales Rep Ken Marquis said, “We’ve had several people donate over 150 people donate not including everybody that’s donated in containers that we’ve had around town. Some people not even knowing him, just hearing his story and sending in a letter.”
The 2014 Chevy Malibu has special touches all over it: Nascar stickers, the number 3 for Kevin’s favorite driver Dale Earnhardt, and all things that say Kevin Pelletier all over it.
“It means the world to me,” said Pelletier.
“Give you goose bumps, you know just to be able to see a man who has gone through so much but someone who has given so much to everybody in the community to be able to give back to him you know, for what he’s given to all of us,” said Daigle.
Kevin was also given an original Dale Earndhart jacket and hat, so he can drive around in his favorite car AND favorite Nascar gear.
Getting Kevin his dream car was all made possible by Valley Motors, the generosity of community members and several sponsors. A benefit dance will be held for Kevin on March 22nd at Lonesome Pine Trails to celebrate Kevin and his new car.