St. Jude patient designs Monster Jam toy truck, surprised with real deal: ‘Just awesome’

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A monster dream has become a reality for one St. Jude patient.Calvin, a young artist, first got the chance to watch his original “Emoji Strong” truck design come to life as a Monster Jam toy truck — and now it’s become the real deal.Monster Jam delivered a huge surprise for Calvin and his mother, Tiffany, on Thursday orning, as they rolled in a featured Monster Jam monster truck sporting Calvin’s design on “Fox & Friends.” “That’s crazy,” he responded. “That’s just awesome.”NEW HAMPSHIRE BOY DONATES $11 FROM PIGGY BANK TO FIRE DEPARTMENT: ‘THANK YOU FOR PROTECTING OUR TOWN’”It’s huge!” Tiffany said. “It’s so amazing to see his artwork on … a big scale.”Monster Jam spokesperson Bari Musawwir said it was an “amazing” opportunity for Calvin to have his original art featured at the Monster Jam World Finals this coming weekend in Orlando, Fla.”The stage gets no bigger,” he said. “I love that we’re featuring it here with you today.”UNUSUAL TREATMENT SHOWS PROMISE FOR KIDS WITH BRAIN TUMORSMusawwir, a graphic designer himself, also complimented Calvin on his “epic artwork.”The 13-year-old has gone through more than 18 months of “grueling” chemo and radiation treatment, his mom noted — yet he’s never failed to stay positive.
St. Jude patient Calvin holds up his Monster Jam toy truck while posing with the featured Monster Jam monster truck decorated with his original design on “Fox and Friends,” on May 19, 2022. (Fox News)
“He’s always kept a happy face,” she said. “With all the doctors, all the nurses, he never has a sad face. Everyone’s like, ‘I never knew you were sick because you’re always so happy.’”Prior to the grand monster truck reveal on Fox News Channel, the young teen expressed his gratitude while holding one of his packaged toy trucks.CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER”Makes me feel awesome,” he said. “I started drawing four years ago and these are the emojis that I designed for the emotions that I feel during cancer.”
Calvin and his mother Tiffany showcase the St. Jude Emoji toy truck on “Fox and Friends” on May 19, 2022. (Fox News)
Calvin described drawing different emoji icons such as the love emoji, funny emoji and bandaged emoji to represent the variety of feelings he had while enduring treatment.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe limited-edition St. Jude Emoji toy truck can be purchased at monsterjamsuperstore.coml; $10 from each sale is donated back to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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