Who is Justine Ferrari? We’ll get to that in a minute. First, a little backstory. A recent sweepstakes had quite the fun call to action: Submit a video about what your ultimate road trip in a Ford Fusion Energi would be. Appropriately, it was called Ford Fusion Energi Adventure Contest! We wanted to know where you’d go, what you would do along the way, and any other particulars, told to us in a video three minutes or less. We also wanted to know why entrants thought they should win. The winner was selected based on creativity and camera presence, among other particulars. And the grand prize winner would win a trip with a guest to a location with the U.S.—specifically, the one mentioned in their winning video!
Even better, the road trip would be filmed for a special reality TV show.
Even better, they’d get a new 2013 Fusion Energi!
And now…meet 20-year-old Justine Ferrari from Virginia. She was the winner chosen from more than 2,000 entries!
Justine had been limited to a wheelchair for the past six years due to a medical condition in which her body essentially could not adjust to gravity. However, a revolutionary surgery gave her the gift of mobility again, and her video explained how she wanted to take a surfing lesson in California.
To watch her emotional story and to learn about the cool trip she took (which included hitting the racetrack at three-figure mph!), click here! And have tissue available, because it’s hard not to shed a tear as you watch Justine’s amazing journey.