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Old 12-23-2011, 01:41 PM   #1
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A Camaro Christmas Story (Becky Related)

Hi guys. We purchased our 2012 2LT 45th through Becky from Rodgers Chevrolet, and I cannot stress enough how helpful and generous she has been through our entire purchasing process. We were a little skeptical at first about purchasing a new vehicle across state lines, but she has simplified it from start to finish. She has also went well above and beyond what any local dealer in my area would have done, from applying a $1500 discount that I received from GM AFTER the agreement was signed (this would have NEVER happened in my area), to sending numerous items in the mail, and just remaining in contact throughout the entire process. Again I could not thank her enough, so I decided to share a personal story with her as a thank you. After she read the story she suggested, although very personal, that I share the story with the C5 community, and after thinking about it my wife and I agreed, so I am going to share it with you guys and girls and hope it will brighten your day.
Here is a copy of the email we sent her:
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Once again we cannot thank you enough for the Signed Camaro Painting you sent us. We are VERY appreciative. To show how thankful we are I am going to share a story with you:

My wife and I met in 1993. At the time I had a 1970 Chevy Monte Carlo that was my baby (she always teases me that it was the car she fell in love with back then, lol) She said she loved the Monte but that she always wanted a Camaro. When we met I told her about the 1986 Z28 I once had, and she would always say that there are 2 things she wants before she lives this life out: children and a new Camaro. We have been trying to have children via infertility treatments for over 10 years, and after a miscarriage and many unsuccessful attempts we were unable to conceive so we decided to go the route of adoption. Two years ago, we adopted a baby boy, only to have the mother change her mind and take the child back - in the state of PA the law is 30 days to change their mind. Of course it was a very traumatic and depressing event to say the least. Since then, we figured that road has been closed with the passage of time so I told her "to hell with it, since the Camaro is back in production we are getting a new one" and she was thrilled beyond imagination, and from there, well, you know the rest of that story.

So with a new payment book in hand we received a call last month. Can you guess what that call was about??? Yep, it was our attorney and she said there is a baby girl to be born next month and she will be up for adoption if we are still interested. We couldn't believe our ears. So fast forward a month later and we are now a family of 4 (Me; my wife, the Camaro) and the new addition "Camara Lynn". When we were asked what we were going to name the baby I just looked at my wife and said "What do you think about Camara Lynn" and she said absolutely. So this Christmas we will have both Camaro and Camara (Cammie for short). Something in the back of my mind told me that if we got the Camaro, the rest would fall into place. To quote Shoeless Joe Jackson in the Field Of Dreams: "Build it and (s)he will come" - Imagine that :-)
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Although we are still within the 30 days and the birth parents could still change their mind, we are hopeful that it all works out this time. Wish us luck.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:49 PM   #2
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Awesome story, CONGRATULATIONS. Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:49 PM   #3
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We are thinking positive thoughts for you and the family. May this be the best Christmas you have ever had!
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:53 PM   #4
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:54 PM   #5
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Amazing story. I love that name, Camara. Glad everything is looking up and congratulations on your family getting larger! Enjoy the ride and the new baby!
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:57 PM   #6
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What an awesome story!! Thanks for sharing. Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:58 PM   #7
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My dealer gave us a couple GM discounts in addition to our GMS discount after we had agreed on everything. They came up to an additional $6,000 off our previously agreed upon price. They were GM incentives but then they sent us a dealer coupon for 25% off any GM accessory. Came in handy on that new tire, wheel and TPMS set. Almost another $900 off. Agreed, it's a good time to be buying GM vehicals no matter the dealer.
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:48 PM   #8
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:42 PM   #9
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Awesome! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:53 PM   #10
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Great story!! I hope it all works out for you.
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:58 PM   #11
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Proof that Miracles do come true and Patiences is a virtue.................and all in good time. Congrats on the Abundance of Your Blessings...........and Wishing You all the Merriest of Holiday Memories. Oh! Don't forget the Reasons for the Season.....He's Real.............From Casper's Clan
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Old 12-23-2011, 04:05 PM   #12
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God bless Camara Lynn and her special parents this Christmas!
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Old 12-23-2011, 04:26 PM   #13
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Great story! And great choice of camaro.
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Old 12-23-2011, 04:31 PM   #14
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WOW! What an awesome story....Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas and God Bless you! Miracles do Happen! Camara Lynn....Love that name!!!
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Old 12-23-2011, 06:24 PM   #15
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After having visited this thread earlier and responding , it came to me that I should revisit it just in case there were any doubters in the crowd .............as to the power of prayers coming true in familiar fashions of sorts. In doing so I'll first apologize to the O.P for thread jacking........... Please forgive me.

We too are celebrating a new miracle addition to our family this Holiday Season.......... a beautiful Grand Daughter. Too make a long and nearly tragic story short, it began August 3rd 2009. Our youngest daughter was diagnoised with grade four Ovarian Cancer............With little hopes of long term survival, many life saving surgeries to remove nearly eight pounds of affected tissue in the reproductive regions and organs of this child, grueling hour upon hour of daily chemo treatments, and the latter news informing us that she would never experience the life given blessings of motherhood ( Medically-Physically Impossible), our sweet daughter has not only survived the devastating physical effects of this cancer that could easily have taken her from us at any moment..............but by the Grace of God, also added "Sunny" to the family roster joining us here for the Holidays. Yes.........she gave birth to this wonderful little girl September 10th of this year...........Nothing's impossible with the strengths of Hope, Trust and Faith at your side. More importantly, a belief in the Lord watching over us in times of doubt.........the results here-in are supported upon facts. Holiday Blessings All...........
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Old 12-23-2011, 06:32 PM   #16
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Awesome story, life is like a story book, but until you really share it with someone it as little value, this is one awesome story enjoy life to it's fullest. Merry Christmas.

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After having visted this thread earlier and responding , it came to me that I should revisit it just in case there were any doubters in the crowd .............as to the power of prayers coming true in familiar fashions of sorts. In doing so I'll first apologize to the O.P for thread jacking........... Please forgive me.

We too are celebrating a new miracle addition to our family this Holiday Season.......... a beautiful Grand Daughter. Too make a long and nearly tragic story short, it began August 3rd 2009. Our youngest daughter was diagnoised with grade four Ovarian Cancer............With little hopes of long term survival, many life saving surgeries to remove nearly eight pounds of affected tissue in the reproductive regions and organs of this child, grueling hour uppn hour of daily chemo treatments, and the latter news informing us that she would never experience the life given blessings of motherhood ( Medically-Physically Impossible), our sweet daughter has not only survived the devastating physical effects of this cancer that could easily have taken her from us at any moment..............but by the Grace of God, also added "Sunny" to the family roster joining us here for the Holidays. Yes.........she gave birth to this wonderful little girl September 10th of this year...........Nothing's impossible with the strengths of Hope, Trust and Faith at your side. More importantly, a belief in the Lord watching over us in times of doubt.........the results here-in are supported upon facts. Holiday Blessings All...........
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:17 PM   #17
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Thanks for all your support and thanks to Casper for your story. It just goes to show you not only are we Camaro owners/enthusiasts, we are also all members of another elite club- that being the Human club. It's good to stop and smell the roses together once in a while. We all have our stories to tell as we go thru this journey that is life.
Once again may all of you and your families have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Healthy New Year. God Bless.
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:24 PM   #18
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P.S. may Santa leave a coupon that will pay all of our car loans off in our stockings tomorrow night.
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:57 PM   #19
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Becky is one of a kind and #1 in my book

Merry Christmas
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:10 PM   #20
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We're very proud to have Becky and Rodgers Chevrolet as our Partners!

Delighted to hear about "Camara!"
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:11 PM   #21
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Cheers to both of you, God Bless and have a very Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:20 PM   #22
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Isn't Becky D the best? We need more people like her on this planet!! Congrats to you and your Family, and Merry Christmas to my Camaro5 family!!
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Old 12-24-2011, 03:19 AM   #23
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Old 12-24-2011, 03:36 AM   #24
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Merry Christmas, two great stories. We are close to being affected by the second the most. My daughter Stephanie was given 2 months to live in January 2009. She has Hodgkins Disease Stage IVB. Fbodfather read on this site about my daughters illness and how she had always wanted us to have a sports car in the family. Our car was ordered Oct 13 2008 and was not due to us due to my dealer owner promising the first Camaro to him and with it being a small dealer we where looking at mid to late summer 2009 delivery.

Then in early February I get this e-mail

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I know we have not met, but I have learned a lot about you and your daughter over the last two weeks. As a father of two daughters, I can only imagine what you are going through with your daughter's battle.

As you know, we have submitted your order for production shortly after March 16, 2009 SORP. The plant is aware of the order and are willing to expedite it; however, even those acts will not get the car to you until probably very late March or early April. In reviewing the various messages and information I have, I'm concerned about timing. I would hate to miss the opportunity to have your daughter at least enjoy a ride in a new Camaro.

At your convenience, please either reply back to my note, or call my office to discuss. If the timing is an issue, we could take other steps.

Finally, I would ask that you NOT share this with the various Camaro community forums until a specific plan of action is developed.

I look forward to hearing from you, and wish you nothing but the best of luck in your daughter's fight.

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Well we kind of freaked that GM was being that nice. On March 19th while at the hospital with Stephanie we get a PM from Super60 at the plant that Bee Bee had been built and her VIN was #230. Stephanie and us where excited. BUT then comes AREA 51 Quality Control. The car is held up with 2500 other cars for inspections and to fix and issue found with the BCM computers.

Now John calls me up and says hey we have 3 cars in Austin Texas and they are heading back to Michigan from a Auto Show. This is on a Friday and he says he wants to bring them to my house. They want to make sure Stephanie gets to rid in a car if she does not make till our car gets here. I say no take them to the dealer.

So they come and we have this event. The part at the end with Zac was just a joke for the video:



This day we also meet PQ and Bonnie for the first time since they drove up to see the cars and work with Stephanie on getting a much better wig than what she had in the video. Now Bonnie and PQ are some of our best friends (to bad they live 5 hours away).

So thru many ups and downs and close call with death a couple of times Stephanie is in remission. She is now 16. They told us she would never develop female organs and have kids. But we will not give up on that also, she is on meds and just this last week had her first period.

So maybe down the road she will have children also. We hope so!!

Well Merry Christmas to all and the great stories.
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