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Terminally Ill Teen With Cancer Broke Both Legs & Bit Off His Tongue During A 'Dream' Charity Porsche Ride

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teen with terminal cancer dies after charity porsche crash broken legs bites off tongue

Well folks, this is one of the most awful stories we have ever heard in our lives.

14-year-old Raphael Wittmann was diagnosed with terminal cancer 12 months ago, but he found a bright moment when he got to have a ‘dream ride’ in a Porsche 986, thanks to the charity Kinder Krebshlife.

But during the joyride on May 17th, the Porsche hit oncoming traffic, causing the youngster to bite off his tongue and break both of his legs.

Just unspeakably awful.

Tragically, Raphael died two months after the crash, on July 5th, and his father Franz said that the accident robbed his son of his will to live.

So, the family is suing the charity who put together the event, claiming that they didn’t help with any of the costs for Raphael’s injuries, and only recieved an iPhone from the driver who crashed the Porsche.

Karin Benedik, the head of the charity, explained their side, saying:

“We tried to help this family, and our name is dragged through the mud as a result. We were not the organisers of this event, it was the Porsche forum.”

We are so saddened by this entire story! And also that a charity, as well as Porsche, wouldn’t be eager to help out after something after things went so horribly wrong!

Our thoughts are definitely with Raphael’s family as they go through this tough time.

[Image via Porsche.]

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2 comments to “Terminally Ill Teen With Cancer Broke Both Legs & Bit Off His Tongue During A 'Dream' Charity Porsche Ride”

  1. Ryan says – reply to this


    He bit his tongue off… do you think that "unspeakable" was a bit insensitive?

  2. 2

    Re: Ryan – Lighten up, it was said tongue in cheek.