PARKER, Colo. -- The father of a local teen battling life-threatening cancer gets some help when a local auto dealer gifts a brand new car - to help the family get to needed medical treatment.
Darious Gallegos is 13 years old. One day, he wants to be a gaming YouTuber. His dad says he's funny and loves having fun, joking and drawing.
And now, when people ask about his son, father Dustin Gallegos also tells them he is thus far a cancer survivor, undergoing three chemo treatments in a year -- and still looking for the one thing that may save his life.
Dustin found out in January of this year that Darious has stage 4, non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
They've gone through three trials of chemotherapy in the past year and Darious' condition remains life threatening.
“Your family has persevered through so many hardships, and you're fighting back and we just think the world of you,” said Tim Greufe, owner of TSG Auto. “We'd like to present you with this 2010 Chevy Malibu.”
While the free car has all the bells and whistles, it still falls short of how powerful the family sees TSG Auto's kind gesture.
Every year, TSG Auto looks for a family in need. Auto dealer Tim Greufe says he was overwhelmed by how much Dustin has done for his son.
“We've looked forward to this evening for a long time,” said Tim. “It makes us feel wonderful that we can help someone in the community.”
“With his stage it's very aggressive, he has a tumor that's grown in his pelvis,” said Dustin. “The cancer has been resilient so we are actively looking for another form of therapy.”
Finding a match, paying off expensive medical bills and getting on the top of the list at out of state hospitals that have very specific treatments are among the family's biggest hurdles.
“Darious is a blessing and I love my son and I will do whatever it takes to help him in his recovery,” said Dustin.
Dustin acknowledges he can't do it alone and this gesture helps to give the speed they need to get Darious on his way to recovery.
“From the bottom of our hearts, me and Darious would like to thank you and Merry Christmas!” said Dustin.
The nonprofit “There with Care” nominated Mr. Gallegos -- and say no one is more deserving than he is.
If you would like to help Darious in his fight against cancer, we have a link to his GoFundMe page.