Alec Ingram, a teenager from Washington, Missouri, passed away from osteosarcoma on November 7, 2019. He was only 14 years old. Alec battled the very rare type of bone cancer since 2015.
His last wish was to have a procession of super cars for his funeral, and it was fulfilled in the grandest way.
Alec posing next to a McLaren // Fox2Now St. Louis
The super cars were summoned by Dana Christian Manley, a mother whose daughter Sydney died of cancer, and is the leader of the charitable organization "Sydney's Soldiers Always". The organization is a non-profit that grants bucket list wishes for children battling cancer.
Over 2,100 sports cars, super cars, and others joined together to proceed Alec in his funeral. The car's owners traveled from all across the United States to pay their respects to Alec. There were so many cars taking up the roads that the city of Washington shut down their roadways for over two hours.
Everything from McLarens to Chevrolets, Teslas to pick up trucks, new to classic, rolled down the roads of Missouri to grant the boy's last wish.
In addition to the thousands of cars, thousands of more people lined the streets from St. Louis to Washington, MO to pay their respects with cheers and signs of support for Alec's family. For context, the two cities are 54.5 miles (87.7 km) apart.
It was an incredible goodbye to a little boy who fought so hard in his short time here on Earth. There is no doubt he was smiling down on all who drove through to rev their engines in his memory.