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Make-A-Wish Foundation Gives an 11-Year-Old Boy a Ferrari-Filled Day

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author photo by Joe Tralongo April 2016

An 11-year-old boy dreamed of riding in a Ferrari -- and the Make-A-Wish Foundation made it happen, hooking him up with two separate rides in the brand's exclusive LaFerrari supercars, along with a few other exciting moments.

Austin, an 11-year-old Arkansas boy who suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy (the same disease that Enzo Ferrari's son Dino had), rode in the cars during a 3-day Ferrari-filled weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area. Austin received his own personalized race suit, participated in racetrack hot laps in the race-ready F430 and 458 Challenge models and took two especially exciting rides in LaFerrari supercars near Sonoma, California. To top things off, Austin also got to meet Maroon 5 front man -- and noted exotic-car collector -- Adam Levine.

Although Austin didn't go on record saying which part of his weekend he enjoyed most, we have to assume that it was riding in a LaFerrari -- a $1 million-plus supercar and the crown jewel of Ferrari's road-car lineup.

The event was organized by Make-A-Wish and the Ferrari Owners Group (FOG), a Bay Area-based group of Ferrari owners (whose name plays off of the legendary San Francisco weather). The groups have worked together before, with FOG raising over $500,000 for the charity thus far.

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Make-A-Wish Foundation Gives an 11-Year-Old Boy a Ferrari-Filled Day - Autotrader