Teen cancer survivor awarded full-ride scholarship

Over the past year, 18-year-old Jaime Gamez of Avondale, Arizona, battled cancer -- and beat it.

To celebrate and honor Jaime for his determination, Make-A-Wish Arizona stepped up and surprised him with a full-ride scholarship to Universal Technical Institute in Avondale.

Jaime’s goal was to attend UTI to get trained as a diesel mechanic. Of course, his battle with cancer over the last year slowed him down. And once he learned he was in remission, he was ready to get back to business and start his schooling.

He just didn’t expect to receive a full-ride scholarship and went so far as to call the gift “overwhelming” and more than he could ask for.