CMA Surprises 8 Year Old with a New Car

CMA and Heritage Chevrolet partnered with Mason's Toy Box to give a pediatric brain cancer patient her first car!

Sawyer Perkins's 8th birthday was Friday, July 13, and she and her mother celebrated with a brand new Chevrolet. A car? For an 8 year old?

“We wanted to give her an opportunity to drive a brand new Chevrolet and have her grow into that new Chevrolet as she gets to her driving age," said Heritage Chevrolet General Manager Jay Burchell.

Officially, the car was donated to Sawyer's mother, Jamie Perkins. The family has had to travel to and from St. Jude's hospital in Memphis for Sawyer's treatments, sometimes for months at a time. Due to all the expenses, they haven't had a car for months. Now they can drive their new Chevy!

“A lot of the times we fly to Memphis, but this time we are going to be there for about three to four months, so we'll get to take this car with us…we can go and do fun things when she's not in treatment,” Jamie said.

CLICK HERE for coverage of Sawyer's birthday on NBC12.
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