The winner of the 1999 Toyota Camry is Kim Coffin of Hamilton. An intensive behavioural intervention therapist by trade who worked with autistic kids, in 2012 she was diagnosed with breast cancer – two types, one in each breast. She underwent six rounds of chemo followed by bilateral mastectomies and lymph node dissections, 32 more rounds of radiation and a prophylactic hysterectomy and chest scar removal. She drove herself to treatment and, when she was incapable of making the trip, her father would drive. He passed away in December, 2014, a month before her last procedure. The cancer and its accompanying expenses had depleted her savings. She wanted the Camry “to stop using the services of the Canadian Cancer Society and start transporting myself so that someone who is currently undergoing cancer treatment can use their services.” Before Kim could receive the car it was repaired by Lou Trottier at All About Imports in Mississauga.
Today may be your lucky day. You see, I’m finally saying goodbye to my 1999 Toyota Camry XLE V-6. This model usually goes for between $1,600 and $2,800. But I’m not interested in money. I’m one of those car people who develop affection for their automobiles. We associate our cars with fond memories and feel a sense of gratitude for the service they’ve given and the places they’ve taken us. I’m looking for a kindred spirit, someone who will care for the Camry and keep it running for another 100,000 kilometres. We are running a contest to decide a winner. See rules for how to apply in the article below. Here are pictures of my beloved Camry.