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KHQ Viewers Grant 'Miracle Man' a Christmas Miracle

KHQ Viewers came together to help James VanCuren get snow tires for his truck. KHQ Viewers came together to help James VanCuren get snow tires for his truck.
DEER PARK, Wash. -

We are very pleased to report that our viewers' overwhelming generosity answered James VanCuren's Christmas miracle.

Thanks to your donations, he is now able to drive to Seattle to meet with his lung transplant doctors.

After we aired a story Tuesday night about VanCuren's stolen snow tires, the Spokane community instantly came together in a great time of need.

"I can't say thank you enough," expressed VanCuren. "It means I get to go to Seattle, it means life, it also means I get to go to Montana to see my dad for the first time in a long time."

VanCuren estimates over 200 people called the Tire Center in Deer Park over the last 24 hours to help.

"I stayed here until about 7 last night answering phones, and it was just amazing," explained Scott Massingale at the Tire Center. "People calling in wanting to donate their time, their money, anything they could do to help James and his family out in a time of need."

And, lucky for VanCuren, new snow tires are just a small piece of this story.

"[We installed] a brand new set of tires, brand new set of wheels, his oil's getting changed, his front end's getting done," explained Massingale. "This rig is going to be ready to go for James, any time he needs it, any of his appointments he needs to get to or anything."

On behalf of everyone here at KHQ, we thank you for your generous support in granting VanCuren this Christmas miracle.

This article was written by KHQ Reporter Allison Flicker.

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