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Tucson teen battling cancer receives scholarship to pursue passion

TUCSON – Agustin Sanchez or Augy, is a 17-year-old who has a passion for cars. His battle with cancer has had him miss school due to treatments and appointments.

During his treatments, Augy would watch car shows and read car magazines.

Make-a-Wish Arizona partnered with Pima Community College Automotive Mechanics School to help Augy pursue his dream of working with cars.

“Like, I get it that some people want to go to Disneyland and stuff like that but I just look at as an opportunity,” Sanchez said. “My dream is to be a NASCAR driver, but I want to start off as a mechanic to learn the basics of the car and stuff like that.”

Sanchez was presented with a special scholarship to Pima and starts school May 29.



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