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A 17-year-old with cancer gets his ultimate dream car from Make-A-Wish

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Gabe Kinderman sees his restored El Camino for the first time. Gabe Kinderman sees his restored El Camino for the first time.
Gabe Kinderman looks at his car before surveying it for himself. Gabe Kinderman looks at his car before surveying it for himself.
Gabe Kinderman takes a moment for himself inside the El Camino. Gabe Kinderman takes a moment for himself inside the El Camino.
"I Was completely surprised," Kinderman said. "I didn't expect this to be done for a long time." "I Was completely surprised," Kinderman said. "I didn't expect this to be done for a long time."

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It was a wish several years in the making, but Gabe Kinderman finally got it. 

The 17-year-old has a cancerous brain tumor. You may remember him from a story we did in 2012, when Kinderman spent two years restoring his dream car -- a 1982 El Camino -- only to have it stolen and wrecked, before he even had the chance to drive it.

After Kinderman found out he had cancer. he told the Make-A-Wish foundation his one true wish was to drive his dream car again. Friday night, the foundation surprised him with a newly restored El Camino.

"I Was completely surprised," Kinderman said. "I didn't expect this to be done for a long time. And I'm just grateful I'm just thankful to God that I'm here to see it, and that it's got done in such quick a time."

Kinderman was the honorary Wish Kid at Friday night's Big Wish Gala -- which is put on by Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

The event is an annual fundraising effort to help make more wishes come true for some of the 150 kids on their waiting list.

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