In 2015, Quinton was a typical healthy and vibrant teenager until perpetual exhaustion led to a cancer diagnosis. Knowing a long road of treatments were ahead of him, Quinton’s social worker referred him to Make-A-Wish Colorado believing a wish experience would offer a welcomed distraction for him and his family.
Quinton, 17-years-old, has always been a car enthusiast; through his wish experience, his passion would blossom into a need for speed. Quinton had always wanted to get his racing license and master his driving techniques. His wish to attend the Bondurant Racing School exceeded all of his expectations. The racing school included a road racing course consisting of a variety of corners and speed changes that would challenge both novices and professionals alike. “This wish experience meant the world to me,” Quinton shared. “It gave me something to look forward to and allowed me to pursue something that I love to do.”
While Quinton has completed his wish experience, his story does not end there. Quinton received his racing license and plans on pursuing additional motorsports, including shift cart racing. “This experience helped him realize what he is capable of achieving,” said Eline, Quinton’s mom. He has already competed at the Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack and has joined the SCCA. Because of this wish, “there are exciting things on the horizon for Quinton,” said Eline.