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Community grants wish for cancer survivor

When it came time to choose a wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 16-year-old McKenna Mitchell knew just what she wanted. She turned 16 in May, nine months after completing chemotherapy treatments, and on the same day, passed her driver's test.Next came her first car, a 1997 Toyota 4Runner with more than 200,000 miles. And it needed work. So she asked for a car makeover. However, the foundation was limited in what it could do, so it turned to the community for help.Ted Rupert read about McKenna's plight in the Nevada Appeal.“I said, ‘That's just up my alley,'” he recounted. “I …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Dec 18, 2012 02:32AM Published Dec 18, 2012 02:30AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.