Sarah's wish was to have her family's 1970 Volkswagen Beetle convertible restored.
"It's been in our family for a long time and it has a lot of sentimental value," said Sarah. "I'm pretty sure it's the first car my mom learned to drive."
Sarah, whose father no longer lives in the area, said her grandfather, William Henderson Sr., 67, of West Liberty, who worked for the HNI Corp. for 32 years, had always dreamed of restoring the car, which he bought in 1980, but he's been dealing with a heart condition.
In addition, the restoration would be expensive.