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Make-A-Wish Grants Customized Golf Cart to Boca Raton Teen With Special Needs

Ari Manevitch suffers from cerebral palsy and epilepsy

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A teenager with special needs in Boca Raton got his wish granted this weekend thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation chapter in South Florida.

Ari Manevitch suffers from cerebral palsy and epilepsy. The 17-year-old's wish was for a street-legal golf cart customized with lights and a sound system his family can use when camping and spending time together.

Sunday, the teen got the golf cart during an event at his home.

"This is a really awesome gift for him. It gives us a chance to do more stuff with him and include him in some family fun. You know, we like to go camping a lot and this is something we can take with us and not just sit around the campground and tear it up," Ari's father Kevin told NBC affiliate WPTV-TV.

Ari's mother, Stephanie, said he is looking forward to having friends on board and going to get ice cream nearby with his grandmother.

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