Community members help teen with brain tumor restore dream car

Posted at 5:43 PM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 23:44:08-05

BOISE — Sixteen-year-old Coleman Medcoff was diagnosed with a non-operable brain tumor in April of 2019. Since then, the family has been going to doctor's visits to figure out how to shrink it.

He didn't lose sight of his dream of owning his car. He saved up money to buy a 1964 Mercury Monterey.

Coleman's dad Josh talked to Scott Reynolds, the general manager of Harold's Auto Body, in Boise about fixing it up. They are entirely restoring it.

Reynolds has been sleeping at the shop to get the project done by June to reveal the car in Parma.

"I have a little bedroom set up in the back there with my television and stuff, so I work until the wee hours of the morning, and I sleep for a few hours, and I run up the street. I bought a pass to the truck stop. I go up to the truck stop so I can take a shower," said Reynolds.

Other community members and businesses have jumped in to donate their time. Coleman says the support has been overwhelming.

"It means everything in the world. He's a great man, and I'm happy to have him as a friend, as an uncle. Happy to have him working on my car. He's one of the greatest people I know."

Reynolds says it's been a labor of love.

"When the kid said there are other kids sicker than me, I knew it was the right thing to do. I knew that, and it's a lot, a lot of sacrifices, but if he's willing to give up a chance, I'll make the change happen. I'll do it," said Reynolds.

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