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Boy battling cancer surprised with his own car show

Posted at 7:18 PM, May 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-20 05:15:02-04

WELLINGTON, Fla. -- Joshua Barbanell, 8, has an aggressive form of bone cancer.

Knowing his passion for cars, his family, friends and local car enthusiasts surprised him Sunday afternoon with his very own car show.

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The event was organized to encourage Joshua to keep on fighting.

His family told him they were headed to a Mother's Day trip, but instead they brought him to the Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill in Wellington where the parking lot was filled with exotic and custom cars.

There were so many cars participating that the event overflowed into the parking lot of the Wellington Green Mall as well.

Joshua starts another round of chemotherapy in Miami on Monday.