Teen With Cancer Rides His Last In The Batmobile


Diagnosed with Leukemia at 6 months old, Joshua Wingert had a life filled with challenges.  

He underwent a life-saving bone marrow transplant when he was 1 year old, and was able to live with some semblance of normalcy.

Throughout his teen years, one of the things that helped him persevere was his love of the original Batman series.

""He liked other guys but that was it, Batman was the man," Wingert's mother told reporters.

And as fate would have it, Wingert was able to meet Bob Goldsand, who just so happens to own one of only eight replicas of the original Batmobile.  Goldsand was happy to take the young Wingert out for a spin:

"Josh is a great kid. We went out for a 40-minute ride. He was talking about his future and how he wanted to be famous. He ran over to his parents and said: 'This is the best day of my life.'"

However, things took a turn for the worse when an MRI revealed a tumor on Joshua's brain stem.

It would eventually prove fatal, and the teenager would lose his long battle with Leukemia in February 2018.

But Joshua had one final wish before he died and was cremated:  to ride one last time in the Batmobile.

His family contacted Bob Goldsand, who once more stepped up. 

Joshua's urn was placed in the passenger seat for a final drive, all the while being escorted by Sacramento Police and being cheered on by locals.

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