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Daniel Vigil Visits ipd

2014-08-01 - ipd

Over the years ipd has worked with various charity organizations. Being a good steward and leading by example has been the foundation for ipd’s success. Each year ipd works with a non-profit organization helping raise funds and awareness benefiting their cause. The summer of 2014 will be one for the history books. We had the opportunity to work with one individual that changed the life for all of us here at ipd.  

We received a call in July from the Make A Wish Foundation in Colorado. Make A Wish informed us of an 18 year old boy named Daniel. Daniel  was recently diagnosed with stage 2 colon cancer. One of his options through Make A Wish was to go on a shopping spree. Being a Volvo enthusiasts he instantly thought of ipd and all the Volvo products he could install on his 1997 850 wagon. Daniel put together a full list of components ranging from maintenance to some performance goodies. Prior to Daniels arrival we contacted some of our vendors and informed them of Daniels condition. With the help from Make A Wish and our vendors, we were able to fulfill Daniel’s product wish list.  

Make A Wish flew Daniel and his family to our facility in Portland Oregon on August 27th. The entire staff at ipd was anxiously awaiting his arrival. Every employee gathered outside when a shiny black stretched limo pulled into the parking lot. Daniel opened the door and jumped out greeting each member of the ipd team. Daniel instantly noticed all the products laid out on display for him. The entire ipd team stood back and smiled as Daniel looked over all the products soon to be shipped home for his 850 Volvo.

We planned a full day for Daniel. After putting on his authentic ipd button up, he was officially part of our team. Daniel had full access to the entire company. He met with each team member gaining insight as to how we operate as an automotive parts supplier. After lunch we took Daniel out to our video studio where he was featured in one of our new product promotional videos. Daniel approved and spoke about some of the functionality on our new skid plate for late model Volvo cars. Following his video debut we took him outside where we had the ipd project cars lined up. We gave Daniel the choice to pick any car he wanted to drive. He picked the 2004 V70R for his first joy ride. He was able to drive our 2011 S60 T6 AWD project car and wrapped up with Bud Cowgill’s S60R. After spending 10-15 minutes flogging each car, the excitement caught up with Daniel. It was time to call it a day with our special guest.

It was a true honor to spend the day with such an amazing person like Daniel. His positive attitude was infectious. We are all blessed Daniel chose our company for his wish.  Ipd would like to thank Daniel for allowing us to spend the day with him. There are no words to describe the emotions and gratitude we feel each day because of him. We hope all of Daniels wishes come true. We’re so excited he drives a Volvo and was able to share a little bit of his life with us. We will continue to support Daniel in his fight against cancer.



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Community Comments

Friday, October 3, 2014 2:46 AM - "PC"
Outstanding guys. Its always great to see stuff like this. Best wishes for Daniel and his family. You should feature his 850 when the parts get installed.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 4:26 PM - "CB"
That's super cool!
Thursday, October 9, 2014 10:33 PM - "KM"
Daniel has great taste in cars. :) I've got the sedan version of Daniel's car and I can tell you that, inside and out, his car would put every other car owned by his group of friends to shame. ;)
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:16 AM - "JE"
Amazing stuff! Great work guys!
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:56 AM - "DB"
Thanks IPD for being a constant inspiration in the car community. I hope you continue to encourage more companies to pursue higher causes within their endeavors.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:57 AM - "PM"
What an inspiration !!! Colorectal cancer is tough. I really appreciate that iPD places value on relationships and adding value to the community. We have a 95- 850 T5 in our stable and love it. Our other Volvos also include a S-60R, V70R, and a 745 TGA. All are our favorites. I can appreciate that he wanted to drive the V70R... it's my daily driver. Remember when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Good Luck in your fight against Cancer. Paul Medenbach Norton Shores, MI
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:53 PM - "RF"
Inspiring story, reminding us all to keep groups such as this on one's list for giving. Love to see shots of his car when done. Thank you so much for your great efforts
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 5:32 PM - "RR"
Never thought I'd see the day when an email from ipd would cause me to get choked up. What a wonderful story. Well done, and my hat is off to everyone at ipd for their generosity!
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 5:37 PM - "JF"
This is one of the many reasons why I will always buy from IPD. Giving back goes beyond all expectations. I applaud your staff for taking the time to change a life and create lots of memories.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 5:57 PM - "JL"
Very nice story guys. Another good reason to do business with ipd. As a physician and parent, I would like to take this opportunity to wish Daniel and his family best of luck in the challenges that lay ahead. We'll be pulling for you Daniel! Dr. Joe Lessard, Traverse City, MI
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 8:16 PM - "EN"
What a great way to give a great young man an ultimate Volvo gearhead experience! Good job team IPD!
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:15 AM - "HI"
I have been getting parts from IPD for some time and it is great to see them do this for Daniel. Just more reason to keep supporting IPD. Daniel good luck and wish you much joy with your Volvo and hope for a complete recovery. Henry Jew Shelby,Ky
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8:17 AM - "BC"
That is really great. Wishing Daniel and family all the best, prayers for you all.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 11:11 AM - "KB"
Wow, wow and wow!!! Way to go IPD, your vendors and Make A Wish!!! From the start I was sniffing and eyes were watering not just because my family has been affected by colon cancer personally and I understand the road they are traveling but that Daniel is such a cool young man and so into Volvo life and that you ALL did this FOR him...did I say WOW yet?!?! And yes, please keep us updated on his progression both through treatment (if family allows this) and on his car's transformation! Blood family or Volvo family...we stick together! :)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 11:16 AM - "JH"
I am REALLY happy about doing business with you guys! Now, it really does feel like a Volvo family.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 7:22 PM - "KA"
Thanks so much for sharing! All the best to Daniel in kicking cancer's ass!
Friday, October 24, 2014 10:46 AM - "CM"
Thank you for making Daniel's wish come true! Yours, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and your vendor's generosity are what makes our nation great!
Friday, October 31, 2014 2:27 PM - "KT"
Best regards to Daniel, his family, IPD's vendors and the IPD staff and owners! This video sums up why I have continued to do business with IPD for more than 20 years! Thanks for sharing this story with everyone! God speed Daniel on your way to full health!

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