Smart Car Winner Hands off Keys to Sister Battling Cancer

Friday, December 7, 2012 - 4:53pm

After a month of gas card give aways, NewsCenter 23 and Smart Car of San Juan
finally held our Smart Car give away and Miss Ava Hernandez San Benito is our winner...

While the car sits in her driveway for now, it's not actually her that will be behind the wheel. She's decided to hand over the keys to her sister who is battling breast cancer.

"I came to tears when I heard it on the news that she was going to give me the car. We're a close family and she knew the struggles of the car I take back and forth to chemo. I had no air conditioner, the windows didn't roll down and I was lucky if my car started that day," says Martha Ybarra, who was given the Smart Car.

Martha, who actually goes by Marty, is getting a custom plate made that'll read "SMARTY". She thinks it's the perfect tag for her new Smart Car.

Meanwhile, sister Ava is still soaking in the fact that she actually won the Smart Car.

“My family, we always say we don't have any luck. We've never won anything big. The $100 gas card was so perfect. I figured just the gas card I would be happy, but winning the car… I couldn't even sleep last night. I was tossing and turning reliving the scene in my head again and again," says Smart Car winner, Ava Hernandez.

"Thank you KVEO, thank you Smart Car of San Juan, love the car, it's awesome. Thank you so much and god bless," says Hernandez.

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