Dreams come true for disabled cruisers

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WXYZ) - It's a very special cruise along Woodward for those you rarely see on the roads.

When you think of how easy it is for most people to climb in and out of their cars, you realize why Trei Cools has been dreaming about this day.

"It's life changing, sitting in a car," said Cools, "Like I'm not in a wheelchair having people look at me, it really brightened my day."

For the second year in a row, the D-Man Foundation is making dreams for the disabled possible by taking patients out of their wheelchairs and into their favorite convertibles for a ride up and down the Woodward Dream Cruise.

"Most of these folks, they ride along in hi-top vans all day." said D-Man Foundation organizer Ziad Kassab, "So they don't really get to necessarily see out into the window when they're riding."

"You know, you're basically a prisoner of your wheelchair," said participant Hank Granowicz, "So getting out is really neat."

"It was a blast!" said Cools, "Fast, loud, cool... all of the above."

If you'd like to donate to the D-Man Foundation, visit www.mydman.org.

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