PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – People came out in droves to get their car washed Monday night to help a 5-year-old girl who lost her leg in a lawn mower accident last year.
Tuesday morning the community and the local car wash presented the family with a check. It’s been nearly a year since little Brailey lost her leg, but the community of Pleasant Grove continues to show their support.
It was the grand opening for a local car wash in Pleasant Grove, but the real shining star was Brailey Partida.
Dallas Hakes, is the owner of Quick Quack Car Wash, “It’s touching to see Brailey Bug, her on the sidewalk with the cheerleaders. It’s all about her.”
This is the fifth Quick Quack car wash in Utah County and the sixth in the state. Each time a new one opens up, the company picks a service project in that particular community before opening day to help someone in need and they chose Brailey.
The car wash held a fundraiser for the 5-year-old girl who lost her leg a year ago when she fell off a lawn mower while riding with her grandmother. Brailey was presented a check Tuesday for $6,200.
“It’s amazing. It’s overwhelming so many people care,” said Teri Partida, Brailey’s mother.
People like Brandon Wright.
“I try to help anyone that’s an amputee, especially a young kid. I was an amputee at 18.”
The family not only has mounting hospital bills, but they’d like to build Brailey an ADA accessible shower.
“We want to take the tub out, so she can walk into it and to make sure she doesn’t fall,” said Jacob Partida, Brailey’s father.
Quick Quack car wash picks one service project every time they open a new car wash. The company plans to open 40 more locations in Utah in the next four years.