Bruno Silikowski is the owner of the AutoMotorPlex in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Bruno Silikowski is an Autism Light because he helped a single father give an early Christmas gift to his autistic daughter.
Maddy Wagner is 14 years old and has autism. She also idolizes cars of all shapes and sizes. Her father Richard Wagner put an unusual ad on Craigslist seeking someone to give Maddy a ride in a fancy car. Bruno Silikowski saw the ad and sent out an email to his friends at the AutoMotorPlex in Chanhassen, Minnesota about the request. Bruno Silikowski challenged his customers who are owners of various high end luxury cars, "Instead of giving her one ride, let's give her a whole lot of rides."
Here is a video of a news story on Maddy receiving her day at the AutoMotorPlex. Bruno Silikowski is featured in this heartwarming video of an Autism Light in action.
13 car owners offered their luxury wheels to give Mandy Wagner rides at the AutoMotorPlex on Friday, November 25, 2011. It took Mandy Wagner 2 hours to ride in each one.
Read the Startribune article On the Fast Track to a Wish Come True for more details about Bruno Silikowski and his gift to Maddy Wagner.
Bruno Silikowski provides proof positive that sometimes when we least expect it we can become an Autism Light. Bruno Silikowski is an excellent example of a small business owner who literally went an extra several miles to be an Autism Light.
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