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Terminally ill BMW fan knocks off an item of his bucket list

BMW M3 | February 27th, 2014 by 4
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Mike, a member of m3post and a huge BMW fan, shares a sad, yet fascinating story of his bucket list. Unfortunately Mike has been diagnosed …

Mike, a member of m3post and a huge BMW fan, shares a sad, yet fascinating story of his bucket list. Unfortunately Mike has been diagnosed with Stage 4, terminal lung cancer and he had to accelerate the completion of his bucket list. And of those items was the full modding of an E92 BMW M3, in partnership with European Auto Source.

The outcome can be seen below along with Mike’s heartbreaking story.

“Just wanna say hi! Been lurking for a few months but finally felt like saying hi. In San Antonio, Texas, and love my 2011 DCT Mineral White M3. I have always been a super healthy fitness nut with many Ironman’s under my belt and I have never smoked a single cigarette in my life. Ever. In August of last year, at age 42, I was diagnosed with stage 4, terminal lung cancer as a result of a very rare genetic mutation.

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As a result, I have a very limited life expectancy. BUT, been living like crazy since then. The only material item on my bucket list was to finally drive a classy, fast, yet tricked out car and that’s where the M3 and EAS came in. This is in process with the M3 and recently had the interior “tricked out” a bit:-)

Last week I was able to knock out three items on my bucket list. While spending time with my brother from South Africa (item 1), doing a looong cross country road trip (item 2), I stopped by EAS in LA for a day. I piled on the work for them to do in one day and they never blinked to get it done for me that day. Every part got there in time and in addition to the interior I also dropped a late minute alignment and OEM exhaust mod on them. They just smiled and said they’ll get it done that day. After staying late that night the guys finished “tricking my car out” (item 3) and I was on my way to the next stop of my journey.”

Modifications
– BMW Performance Carbon Fiber Front Splitters (EAS)
– BMW Performance Carbon Fiber Interior Trim with IND Carbon Fiber Center Console (EAS)
– BMW Performance Carbon Fiber Mirror Caps (EAS)
– bmwpedals Aluminum Pedal Kit (EAS)
– bmwpedals Extended Billet DCT Shifter Paddles (EAS)
– IND Painted Reflectors – Mineral White (EAS)
– IND Painted Side Marker Gills – Black (EAS)
– Matte Black Kidney Grills
– Angel Eyes Upgrade – White
– EAS OEM BMW Exhaust Mod (EAS)

 

  • Guest

    Cool story.

  • JonIrenicus

    Wheels and exhaust pipes should be black matt.

  • Roland Renno

    Mike brings tears to our eyes, we who are BMW fans like him. I know what it feels like to know you got Cancer as I ha felt terrible towards my mom who had it. I will pray for you and everyone who has this disease in order to surpass and overcome with the help of our Lord Jesus Christ the difficult moments. God bless you…

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      Agree. And love the fact that he chose to live his life to the fullest.

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