Country Tractor Run Stars
When the Country Tractor Run started in 2007, The idea was to raise money to donate to Make-A-Wish. In the beginning CTR never adopted children. In 2010 that all changed. Now, we have the chance to receive the name of a local child or children. What a great opportunity we have to get to know them and help grant their wish. It doesn't stop there. Once we adopt them...they are considered part of our families and we keep in touch.
Luke Timmer 2008 JurNey Decoteau 2010 Jayme Skaggs 2011
Luke Timmer was presented with this colorful quilt of all the tractor colors.
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Kaydra Jaragoske 2012
Macie Olson 2014
Macie was adopted in 2014. She was 6 years old and from Webster, SD. She suffer's from Huntington's Disease.
Macie's wish was to go to Disney World. Her wish came true Sept. 2014
Caleigh Lane 2015
Caleigh was our adopted child for 2015. She is 13 years old and from Henry, SD. She suffers from A.L.L - Acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Caleigh's wish was to go on a Disney Cruise. Her wish came true March 15th - 20th, 2015.
JurNey was 5 years old in 2010 when she was the first adopted child for CTR for Make-A- wish. She is from Agency Village/Sisseton, SD. JurNey was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancerous tumor of the muscles in her face.
JurNey's wish was to "eat with the princesses" at Disney World in Orlando, FL.
In 2012, Kaydra was our adopted child. She was 9 years old and from Aberdeen, SD.
Her wish was to go to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower and Disneyland. Her mom, dad and little brother got to go along. They were there from Sept. 9th - Sept. 19th, 2012
In 2011, tests showed Kaydra had a a large tumor in the back right side of her head. She was immediately flown to the Mayo Clinic in Rodchester, MN for surgery to remove the tumor. The tumor was benign.
Kaydra had a reaction to the cow tissue that was used to patch the back of her head. Tissue from her lower extremities was used to patch the back of her head.
She will need a yearly MRI to make sure the tumor doesn't grow back and she can live a normal life.
Math is her favorite subject in school and she loves to: swim, roller blade, ice skate, ride bike, read, do crafts, sing, play with her 3 year old brother and anything to do with horses
Baylee Elsinger 2014
Baylee was also adopted in 2014 at
13 years old from Watertown, SD.
She suffers from Ventricular Tachycardia.
Baylee's wish was to swim with the dolphins in Hawaii. Her wish came true Feb. 2014
Gillian Morris 2016
Gillian is one of the two children we were able to adopt this year.
Gillian has Crohn's Disease.
Her wish was to go to Greece.
Her wish came true in May of 2016
Jayme Scaggs was our adopted child in 2011. He was 16 years old and from Aberdeen, SD. Jaime was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor.
Jayme's wish was to travel to see the Rock Hopper Penguins in Chili.
Andrew, Tyler & Jacob Monson 2013
Andrew (5), Tyler (4) & Jacob (3) from Sisseton, SD were our adopted children in 2013.
All the boys have Wiscott-Aldrich Syndrome. This is an inherited disorder marked by a low level of blood platelets, eczema, recurring infections & a high risk of leukemia or lymph node tumors.
Andrew's wish is to go on a shopping spree.
Tyler's wish is for a swing set with a slide.
Jacob's wish is to go to Disney World.
Mary Solberg is standing in front of the butterfly quilt she made and donated to CTR for the live auction. Mary is Andrew, Tyler and Jacob's Grandmother.
Isaac Baustian 2016
Isaac was also one of our adopted children this year. He is from Aberdeen, SD.
Global development delay, hypotonia Isaac's wish was to visit Disney World. He was able to fullfill his wish
Nov. 10 - 16th. 2016. His favorite part was meeting all the Disney characters and getting the many autographs and pictures with them.