Take a “Ride for her Life”
February 19th at Thunderhill Raceway, Willows 9:30AM-3:00PM
Shasta MINIs, O2 Motorsport and MINI Thunder III will be giving rides in race cars on February 19th at Thunderhill Raceway, Willows to raise money for baby Kamila Marie Sandoval who was born with VSD – Ventricular Septal Defect. Come make a donation and get a ride in a race car, on a race track with a High Performance Driving Instructor.
It’s been an emotional roller-coaster for Lorena Sandoval and Gustavo Perez after their twin girls were born more than a
month premature last September. But nothing prepared them for the news that one of the girls was born with a heart
Baby Kamila was diagnosed with VSD, or a Vetricular Septal Defect. She has two holes between her two heart
chambers that need to be repaired. The six hour open heart surgery was performed on January 23rd at the Sutter
Memorial Hospital in Sacramento where she’s been living since she was born.
But the struggle to get young Kamila healthy is more than just emotionally draining, it’s also expensive. Between the
multiple trips per week to Sacramento, and taking time off from work, the family is struggling. “It’s been hard you know,
especially during these times”, Sandoval said.
The family is receiving some financial support from the American Heart Association. If all goes well, Kamila should be able to come home seven to 10 weeks after her surgery. “I just want her to be a normal little girl after all this is done”, explained Sandoval.
Come and support the cause. Make a donation and get Hot Laps on a Hot Track in a race car.