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Video: Terminally Ill Girl Gets the Ride of a LIfetime With Richard Hammond

We often hear about news like this and brush it off to move on with our lives, but something about the story of Emilia Palmer really tugs on our heart strings.

See, eight-year-old Emilia suffers from a rare lung illness that requires her to receive oxygen constantly. It’s a harrowing ordeal that nobody, let alone a young girl like her, should go through. But Emilia is a brave little girl and she’s managed to live her life even with her illness.

The Rays of Sunshine foundation found out about her plight and saw fit to give her a pretty cool surprise. Upon finding out her request to get driven in a pink Lamborghini Aventador by Top Gear host Richard Hammond, Rays of Sunshine sprung to work, commissioning an Aventador from H.R. Owen, which they had wrapped in matte pink, and getting the services of Hammond to act as Emilia’s personal chauffeur.

The elaborate surprise had its share of setbacks, but through it all, Rays of Sunshine flew Hammond in to Herefordshire in West Midlands, UK, and the Top Gear host took care of the rest.

It’s a great and inspiring video of a brave young girl finally experiencing her wish come to life, all thanks to the contributions from people who understand that making a difference in one’s life often begins with making them smile.

Click past the jump to read about the 2013 Lamborghini Aventador

2012 Lamborghini Aventador

Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4

Lamborghini unveiled the Aventador in 2012 at the Geneva Motor Show as a replacement for the Murcielago . The model introduced a new design language, with Y-shaped lights spread out from the middle, a new LED light setup and two sweeping strokes placed on the car’s side.

Under the hood, the Aventador has a 6.5-liter, V-12 engine produces a total of 700 horsepower at 8,250 rpm and 509 pound-feet of torque at 5,500 rpm. The Aventador sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds and up to a top speed of 217 mph.



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