Findlay RV and Make-A-Wish team up to provide travel trailer to Alamo family
Findlay Automotive Group’s Findlay RV and Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada have come together to provide a Forest River Wildwood Lite travel trailer that retails for more than $31,000.
The trailer was given to Brad and Amy Campbell, a family of Alamo, Nev., during a recent ceremony at Findlay RV which is situated at 4530 Boulder Highway.
The Campbell’s son, five year-old Tyce, was diagnosed with cancer when he was 21 months old. He lost his left leg during the battle, but continues to impress everyone he meets getting around just fine with a prosthetic limb.
The Campbell’s have rented travel trailers in the past and really enjoyed the experience. The family lives about 90 miles northeast of Las Vegas and within a short distance of several outdoor adventures, so there’s no question the Campbell family will have many opportunities to use the new trailer.
“We applied with Make-A-Wish and Tylar Pendgraft (the Wish Manager) called after we had been chatting with her for several weeks,” Amy Campbell said. “It was very well-worth-it. Tylar played a big part in securing the trailer for us.”
Pendgraft found out that Tyce was very outdoor-oriented, so she reached out to Findlay RV general manager Reuben Figueroa.
In the Campbell’s situation family time is a highly valued commodity. Tyce’s father Brad who is a highway patrol officer, is really appreciative of all the additional time they’ll be able to spend together.
“We felt that we could enjoy a trailer forever,” Amy said. “Our family has been through so much and felt it was important to have a trailer that would enable us to have some long-lasting memories.”
The trailer has plenty of room inside.
“The kids were really excited to see that it had bunk beds,” Amy said.
The Campbell children slept in the trailer the first night in Alamo.
“It was a win for us, that’s for sure,’ said Mrs. Campbell, a native of Southern Nevada who graduated Pahranagat Valley High School. “We’re not sure where we’re going with our trailer, but we do know that we’re going to have a lot of fun… The memories will be endless.”
“On this day: Dec. 10, 2018, Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada hereby announces that your wish to have a travel-trailer is coming true,” said Findlay RV general manager Figueroa. “We’re so happy that you are part of the Make-A-Wish family; and we can’t wait to hear all about your Wish Experience! You will forever remain an inspiration to our organization, and we will continue to carry your story in our hearts.
“Findlay RV is proud to be partnered with Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada to make this wish possible.”
It marked the second time that Findlay RV procured a trailer, after another similar donation at a NASCAR event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this past September.
Make –A-Wish Southern Nevada grants wishes for children between the ages of 2 ½ and 17. After a child is referred, Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada works with the treating physician to determine the child’s eligibility for a wish.
“For Tyce, that one true wish was to have a travel-trailer by which he can have many camping experiences with his family,” Pendgraft added.
Further information regarding Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada can be found by visiting snv.wish.org.
Further information regarding Findlay RV can be found at www.findlayrv.com or by calling or texting (702) 435-2500.
The dealership is owned by primary owner Michael Hohl and Cliff Findlay.
Hohl also owns and operates several dealerships in Carson City including a GM Super Store, Honda, Subaru and Battle Born Harley Davidson.
Findlay Automotive Group was founded by the late Pete Findlay in 1961. The umbrella now includes 33 dealerships in Nevada, Utah, Idaho, California, Arizona and Oregon.