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Local boy with special needs gets his birthday wish: A day at the car wash

Updated: Jun. 12, 2021 at 5:48 PM CDT
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) - All 14-year old Caleb wanted for his birthday was a trip to the car wash. Caleb, according to his mom has a chromosome duplication disorder which affects his speech and other aspects of social life. But his mom Talina Herrera says he has had a love for car washes since he was a baby.

“We usually try to bring him a couple times a week to the carwash and specifically this car wash,” Herrera said. “At home he just watches videos of carwashes on Youtube.”

So, as his 15th birthday was approaching, his mom asked the managers at Caleb’s favorite carwash, Watershed Car Wash on 1700 S. Valley Mills Drive, if they could give Caleb a special tour. They agreed.

Saturday Caleb and his family got to see the behind the scenes of how a car wash operates. Caleb played with the tools and even got a special ride through car wash port. He said his favorite part of the carwash are the brushes.

Watershed Car wash even sent Caleb home with a basket of car washing essentials and a $100 for many trips back to the car wash.

Caleb’s mom says for him this was more exciting than Disney Land.

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