Timmothy has cystic fibrosis, a condition that is very serious and often leads to life-threatening lung infections; those with the disease must endure frequent breathing treatments. Timmothy has been in and out of the hospital much of his young life. He must take daily medications and visit his doctors often. In addition, Timmothy is hearing impaired.
Timmothy’s wish was to meet his favorite NASCAR drivers and that’s just what he got. Upon arriving at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Timmothy and his family met many NASCAR greats including Jimmie Johnson, Ryan Newman, Richard Petty and crew chief “Bootie” Barker to name only a few. Richard Petty even showed Timmothy (who wears hearing aids) his own hearing aid, to illustrate that they were similar in that way. Timmothy’s favorite part of the trip, however, was meeting his absolutely favorite driver, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Though he was nervous around the famous driver, Timmothy got up the nerve to give Dale Jr. the photo album and letter that he had written especially for Mr. Earnhardt. For a little boy who had never been outside of his hometown, this trip was something out-of-this-world!