Joey’s passion for automobiles was restored when his one true wish, to meet Chip Foose, came true.
For 17-year-old Joey, life is anything but easy. Since being diagnosed with leukemia in 2010, Joey has had to put his passion for refurbishing up his truck on hold while he continues to battle against cancer.
With the help of Make-A-Wish® and the star of television show, “Overhaulin’,’ Chip Foose, Joey’s passion for automobiles was restored when his one true wish, to meet Chip Foose, came true.
Joey’s wish exceeded his wildest dreams. On his wish day, Joey and his family were picked up in a limo from their hotel in Los Angeles, where they were first taken to Foose Design, Chip’s car shop.
Joey was in awe as he explored the shop where Chip restores, designs and builds cars. Unexpectedly, Chip surprised Joey by joining in on the tour. Joey did not expect to meet Chip until later in the day, and he was elated when he met his idol.
After touring the shop together, Chip invited Joey to shop in the Foose Design Store and choose whatever he wanted. Joey was thrilled by the opportunity and wasted no time picking out the perfect items to remember the day.
The magical day continued when Joey, his family and Chip went out to lunch at Chip’s favorite restaurant, a local pizza joint. Joey chatted with Chip about cars and “Overahaulin’” over their delicious meal.
But the excitement still wasn’t over. Chip invited Joey to the set of “Overhaulin’,” where to Joey’s surprise, he learned he would be featured on the television show! The crew hooked Joey up with a microphone, and he was ready to make his television debut.
The camera crew filmed Chip and Joey as they walked around set and discussed Joey’s truck and his dream renovations. Chip sketched out Joey’s dream truck into a beautiful drawing for Joey to keep as a memento of the unforgettable day.
As Joey’s wish day wrapped up, his Wish-Granting volunteer asked him to rate his day on a scale of one to ten. “Eleven!” Joey exclaimed, smiling.