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Old 04-29-2010, 08:29 AM
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Never met an 11-year-old like Jack Koble, http://www.boats.com/boat-content/20...2%80%99s-wish/.

Puts things in perspective. Especially if you're a parent.
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:42 AM
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Awesome story, that's what charity is all about!
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Awesome story, that's what charity is all about!
+1 Very cool story
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Never met an 11-year-old like Jack Koble, http://www.boats.com/boat-content/20...2%80%99s-wish/.

Puts things in perspective. Especially if you're a parent.
Matt I totally agree! It really makes the "problems" we have on a day to day basis seem minuscule.

Thanks for sharing!
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That is so awesome. Something he will never forget.

When we were racing drag boats or hydroplanes my dad would always allow kids to sit in the boat. The smile on their faces was priceless.
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Great Story Matt. The "kids" are the future of our industry!
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Thanks guys. That kid, Jack Koble, had me laughing the entire time I was with him. He's brave for sure, but he's also funny as hell.

Craig Barrie was like, well, an 11-year-old kid when he told me about giving Jack his ride. Hat's off, Craig.

And to Bob Vila whom I didn't get to speak with: I'm sure you felt that taking Jack for a ride was a small gesture. It was giant.
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Great story! Thanks for posting
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He really had the auction jumping Friday night, he is truly a breath of sunshine for kids that are going through some of the same struggles in life, it is great to see that nothing gets him down and that he is living his life to the fullest...
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