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Alberta Dreams grants wish of 12-year-old stroke survivor

Alberta Dreams grants wish of 12-year-old stroke survivor
Alberta Dreams grants wish of 12-year-old stroke survivor

Twelve-year-old Tobias Lagrazon, who survived a stroke, came one step closer to making his dream come true on Saturday.

Lagrazon, a car enthusiast, suffered a stroke in 2020 and underwent brain surgery when he was just eight years old.

He’s always dreamed of driving a Bugatti, and on Saturday he dropped into Sherwood Motorcars to spend some time behind the wheel of some luxury rides.

“I love classics,” Tobias said, adding that his favorite car of all time is the Corvette Stingray, although he loves anything fast.

The visit takes place prior to a visit to the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, offered by Alberta Dreams.

“He’ll be able to see very unique cars that you can only really see if you’re in that specific area. And then there are some other surprises that we have in store,” said Reuel Thomas, executive director of Alberta Dreams.

Lagrazon is still recovering four years after the stroke. Thomas says that fulfilling his wish is a way to give him and his family hope.

“Toby’s reaction when he came in and the joy that was on his face, those are the moments that we as an organization want to create,” Thomas added.

Lagrazon is one of more than 1,215 children in Alberta who have had a wish fulfilled through Alberta Dreams.

He’s leaving for LA in August.