NASCAR Drivers Help Construct Playset for Courageous 10-Year-Old Battling Cancer
The NASCAR Foundation was joined by KSDT CPA and JD Motorsports drivers Ryan Vargas, Bayley Currey and Jeffrey Earnhardt following the Bank of America ROVAL 400 race weekend to build a playset and surprise a 10-year-old cancer patient and her family.
Brooklyn, who has been battling cancer since 2020, was surprised to see her new playset in her backyard. She couldn’t wait to test out the swing, climbing rock wall and slide that were assembled by the volunteers.
“So many people have reached out and helped us through this journey and it’s made a big difference,” said Diana, Brooklyn’s mom. “Everything, even from just sharing the story or praying for us or reaching out and saying hello, to building this playset for Brooklyn…it’s all meant a lot to us. We’re really grateful to everyone.”
The playset build was a partnership between The NASCAR Foundation, KSDT CPA, JD Motorsports, Isabella Santos Foundation and Roc Solid Foundation in celebration of the 15th anniversary of The NASCAR Foundation, NASCAR’s 501c3. It’s one of 15 playset builds for pediatric cancer patients taking place in racing communities across the country this year.
“This playset going to make a world of difference for Brooklyn,” The NASCAR Foundation Executive Director Nichole Krieger said. “She might not be able to go to a playground and play with other kids, but now this is right in her backyard and she’s going to be able to enjoy this and really take her mind off of cancer.”
The build was sponsored by KSDT CPA, an official partner of JD Motorsports.
“The past year has reinforced how important family and health is and the need to be thankful for the blessings we have,” KSDT CPA Managing Partner Jeffrey Taraboulos said. “I am very proud that KSDT can be part of something that is able to bring joy and excitement to a child during such a difficult time. This experience is priceless and has re-energized our firm’s commitment to give back in any way we can.”
To learn more about The NASCAR Foundation and how you can get involved in your race community, visit NASCARfoundation.org. For more information on KSDT CPA and their professional services, visit ksdt-cpa.com.