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12/22/05-Gun Barrel City

Wish Comes True For East Texas Teen

Make A Wish helps a 17-year-old East Texas girl's dream come true. Ardena, of Gun Barrel City, has been diagnosed with a life threatening medical condition. Her greatest wish? To have her 1997 Chevy S-10 truck restored to its original beauty.

Lakeside Collision Center did that and much, much more. Today, Ardena saw the results for the first time. She got a new bed liner, new tires and rims, a new stereo system, and a new paint job.

In the category of "Above and Beyond," they re-did the entire interior in black and hot pink with a rearview mirror in the shape of angels.

Ardena said, "I love it, it's great! The stars got me. I love Mark and everybody else who helped. It's great!"

Mark McClaskey of Lakeside Collision Center said, "It's just to see the look on her face when we uncovered it, is worth more than money could offer."

The revelation of the renovated truck took Ardena completely by surprise. She was under the impression that she would be spending the afternoon Christmas shopping with her brother until the two made the unexpected pit stop.
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