Texas teen Diego Rodriguez was battling bone cancer and was tragically shot to death days before he could see his Make-A-Wish dream come true.
According to the San Antonio Express News, 17-year-old Rodriguez was shot in the chest Tuesday morning [July 26] by a 15-year-old boy playing with a handgun. Rodriguez attempted to take the handgun away and that’s when the gun went off, sending a bullet to his chest.
At the time of his death, Rodriguez had been battling bone cancer for two years and only had one wish. He wanted to see his grandfather’s truck redone by the Black Jack Speed Shop owned by retired NBA All-Star, Tim Duncan.
Reported by the Daily News, the old Chevy S10 was only worth about $1,500 and the restoration cost about $15,000. But the Make-A-Wish Foundation was willing to help, along with the Black Jack Speed Shop. Unfortunately, Rodriguez didn’t live to see the finish product.
However, the new and improved truck was not redone for nothing. It will be unveiled at Rodriguez’ funeral service on Monday, being featured during the procession.