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I wish to have an ATV

  • Enjoying his new Can-Am Outlander 500 DPS ATV with a custom wrap

  • Spencer's reaction to his new ATV

  • Spencer with his Adopt-A-Wish® crew, J&L Harley-Davidson and Big Sioux PowerSports of Sioux Falls, along with Signs Plus Graphics who helped with the ATV's custom wrap

  • Picking out a helmet, gloves and goggles to go with his new ride

  • Spencer with his family and wish granter volunteers

  • Hitting the test track for his first ride

  • Hitting the test track for his first ride

  • Broke in the new ATV with a little dirt

“ Spencer smiled more at his wish party than he has in the past year. ”


- Wish Mom Teresa

Adopted By: J&L Harley-Davidson and Big Sioux PowerSports of Sioux Falls

Make-A-Wish®South Dakota surprised 15-year-old Spencer of Brandon with his own custom-wrapped ATV. By the smile on his face at his wish party, his wish met his expectations.

Spencer qualified for a wish after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. He loves being outside and riding makes him forget about his illness.

Once his wish was determined, Make-A-Wish worked with Big Sioux PowerSports to identify the perfect new ATV, a Can-Am Outlander 500 DPS and Signs Plus Graphics for the custom wrap. Spencer was a part of the design process, but didn’t see the finished product until the night of his wish party last September.

During the wish party and following root beer floats, he picked out safety equipment including a helmet, gloves and goggles. The team at Big Sioux PowerSports showed him the features of his Can-Am and then he hit the test track for his first ride.

“Spencer smiled more at his wish party than he has in the past year,” said his mom, Teresa. “This was a great experience and made Spencer so happy. The volunteers were so kind and patient.”

Spencer’s favorite parts were when the wish team told him his wish was coming true, designing the wrap, the wish party, and seeing the ATV for the first time.

Spencer’s wish was adopted by J&L Harley-Davidson and Big Sioux PowerSports of Sioux Falls.

This was a great experience and made Spencer so happy. ”

— Wish Mom Teresa

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