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Motorsports bring joy to challenged child

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 20th, 2013


photo by Jerry Thompson Christopher Lindor, center in wheelchair, and his family enjoyed their stay at the Village Green last week on their way back from a car racing event in Las Vegas.






Last summer six-year old Christopher Lindor from Anacortes, Wash. was introduced to motorsports racing by his nurse, and he has been hooked on it ever since. For a child to acquire a passion for car racing is not too unusual, but for Lindor, there may be a reason beyond the speed, action and thrills of racing.

Lindor has had Spina Bifida from birth, so he is confined every second of his life to a motorized wheelchair. Christopher’s mind is sharp, but he can’t hold himself up, and he cannot swallow or breathe well on his own. His condition requires him to be on a ventilator and to receive special medical assistance every second of his life.

Two weeks ago, due to the generosity of the Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation, Christopher, along with his four siblings, his father, mother and a nurse, were able to drive to the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series doubleheader in Las Vegas.

“The experience was unbelievable,” said Amy Lindor, Christopher’s mother. “He was able to go down on pit road and meet lots of the drivers. We also got to have a private interview with Jeff Gordon.”

For the complete article see the 03-20-2013 issue.

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