Picture this: you’ve been a NASCAR fan for 50 years. You enter a contest to win Daytona 500 tickets and you actually win, but days before you find out you’re to pick up the tickets, you find out you have inoperable, lung cancer.
That’s exactly what happened to Ron Springstead of Holiday.
He entered The Now Tampa Bay giveaway on Facebook, never thinking he would actually win.
Ron stopped smoking in September of 2015 after a few health scares, but cancer had other plans.
He went from fishing whenever he wanted, racing cars and enjoying his wife of 40 years, to being confined to a walker and soon radiation treatments in hopes of shrinking the mass.
He says he is basically breathing with one lung right now.
We couldn’t let the story end there though.
After days of calls and emails, we gave Ron the surprise of a lifetime. A personalized message from Brad Keselowski of Penske racing, one of Ron’s favorite drivers!
WATCH THE VIDEO TO SEE RON’S REACTION AND TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HIS STORY.