Monroe Teen Battling Cancer Gets Final Wish From Community

Nineteen-year-old RJ Swinney has always been a fan of cars, but never was able to make it to any of the auto shows in town due to his health.  But that all changed when more than 300 cars showed up in his front lawn Saturday morning. 

His classmate and friend Haleigh Yarborough put out a call to arms to the community asking their help to bring a car show to Swinney, who is battling leukemia. 

Little did she know that more than 300 exotic car owners would come to assist. 

RJ's aunt Angie Phillips said he was told there was a surprise for him that morning, but he wasn't feeling well and didn't know if he wanted to leave his bed.  But he was glad he did, as he smiled from ear-to-ear while enjoying the exotic cars for a few hours. 

Though the family doesn't know how long they'll have with RJ, they're glad he had the chance to experience such a highlight of a day. 

RJ has also set up a GoFundMe to help cover medical costs.

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