Those of us who are fortunate enough to have never suffered through cancer likely don't realize how the disease can turn some of life's simplest acts into huge hurdles. Just getting to treatment appointments can be daunting with the onset of symptoms and side effects. One cancer survivor in Austin, Texas has set up a network of exotic and classic car owners to make getting to the hospital a little bit easier and more fun at the same time.

Ken Adams noticed a large number of cancer patients who were forced to take public transportation or rely on friends and family to make it to treatments while he was waiting for his own doctor. Adams then hatched the idea for volunteers to help get those patients from home to the hospital, and Your Ride Is Here was born.

Patients get to ride in everything from vehicles like the Aston Martin Rapide to the Chevrolet Camaro and even the Ferrari Enzo. For patients who may be going through some of the darkest days of their lives, the chance to ride in some of the world's greatest pieces of engineering is also a chance at a valuable smile.

We've been plenty guilty of balking at supercars in the past, and while they remain firmly out of grasp for the vast majority of the human race, they also represent just what mankind is capable of with the right motivation. We're just glad to see some of their owners have a similarly impressive capacity for compassion.

If you don't own a supercar but still want to help, Your Ride Is Here relies entirely on donations, which can be made here. They've also made an excellent video that best explains their purposes, which can be viewed farther down the page.


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      Bette and Jack
      • 2 Years Ago
      John B put the best comment of any...for most of these people any ride is a welcome sight. My husband travels a 2 hour ride each way every day for his radiation and currently at $4.16 a gallon for gas in our town, that's a stretch in anyone's budget. However the American Cancer Society along with the help of local communities offer the Road to Recovery, transporting folks to their treatments free of charge. The drivers are volunteers, the vehicles are donated by local car dealerships or local business owners,,,all organized and operated by more volunteers. It really doesn't matter what type of vehicle is used...the passengers are all very fortunate for this service.
      moshe aboutboul
      • 2 Years Ago
      if i won the lottery, this is what i would do for the rest of my life
      NightFlight
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ken, you are an amazing guy. What a great idea to help those out in need, and even more so to give them the ultimate ride. Radiation and chemotherapy treatments are an awful, terrible thing, and this would certainly lift my spirits if I had to go through that hell. This story actually put me in a better mood, good job Autoblog.
      朴智仁
      • 2 Years Ago
      Things like this make me believe in humans again. And wealthy people.
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      Going into treatment with a big stupid smile on your face from getting there in a supercar is probably more effective than the treatment itself. There's nothing as powerful as pure enjoyment to turn someone's life around, and I'm really glad these people are offering their time for those who could sure use a boost.
      AcidTonic
      • 2 Years Ago
      As much as well all argue about cars on here we have to remember some people can't even get a chance to enjoy them because they are spending every penny trying to stay alive. Kind of puts things in perspective a bit more.
      johnb
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is really nice. If I had a supercar I'd do this in a heartbeat. Heck, if a cancer patient wants a ride in my rusted out 89 ford fiesta with 380,000 miles on it I'd do it.
        S.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @johnb
        It's the thought that counts :D
      Basil Exposition
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is about the coolest program I have heard of all year. Makes me wish I had a ride worthy of the program.
      CEC
      • 2 Years Ago
      Coming from a 29 year old 6 year cancer survivor, this is an awesome program. Treatment makes you feel like 100% chit, and anything that can make you feel just a smidge better is a very good thing. My donation has been made!
      Get Squirly
      • 2 Years Ago
      This should be done more often. People don't want to remember the 30 days of chemo, but they one day a Ferrari picks them up, it will change their life. Hell, most people just want to sit in one, much less ride in one. I commend everyone who is involved in this, what a great program. Makes me want to do it, even in my Toyota Corolla, might makes some friends along the way.
      thailion
      • 2 Years Ago
      Seriously? This is awesome. Well done Mr. Adams et. al. In addition to the valuable service, YRIH doubly functions as an excellent way to break the stereotype of rich people being dicks. Well done indeed.
      Agilis
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is awesome and a wonderful act of humanity. So many of us, healthy, unhealthy, wealthy, poor, etc. dream about riding or driving a car of this class and will never realize that dream. Allowing a cancer patient who may, or may not be, a car fan, is truly wonderful. Not sure about you, but a smile is priceless. Bless those who participate in this.
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