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Greenville Shriners Hospital patient to join David Ragan for VIP race experience

Excerpt from Team Front Row Motorsports story on

David Ragan and Front Row Motorsports (FRM) will once again bring the colors of Shriners Hospitals for Children to the NASCAR Cup Series. Ragan will make the 2019 debut of the No. 38 Shriners Hospitals for Children Ford Mustang during this weekend's events at Talladega Superspeedway.

Ragan and the team will also host a patient of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville at the track on Sunday. Antonio, who goes by "AJ," has been a patient of the Greenville Shriners Hospital since he was just 1 year old. Born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, a condition which causes decreased joint flexibility, the now 10-year-old can do many things he wasn't able to do when he first became a patient. Simple things that most people take for granted, like walking and talking, were made possible with the help of his medical team at the Greenville Shriners Hospital. Now able to get around with the assistance of a walker, AJ is a testament to the drive and determination of Shriners Hospitals for Children kids. AJ and his mother will be guests of the team on Sunday.

Read the entire story at Team FRM.

David Ragan's car with Shriners Hospitals for Children colors