VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — With snow blanketing the High Desert, just a day after Christmas some are complaining, others are enjoying. Valley Hi Toyota’s Used Car Giveaway number 19 winner is celebrating and sits enjoying the snow day extremely thankful.
2019 is almost over and Nina Estrada is still relishing her Christmas miracle after hearing her name on Valley Hi Toyota’s Facebook Live broadcast last Friday, (on her birthday) announcing her as the winner. Estrada, originally from Whittier, moved to Hesperia when she was 12 years old, “I love the High Desert.”
“This is what it’s all about, bringing joy to a well-deserving family,” said Todd Stokes, General Manager of Valley Hi Toyota. “Everyone who enters can really use the vehicles we give away. We’re happy to bring the Estrada an extra special Christmas.” Stokes, along with General Sales Manager, Robert Ball, participated in the revealing of the winner.
Estrada was one of 50 finalists, who were then whittled down to 18 on a wheel. Nina’s name was the last one standing on the live broadcast. “My son and I were watching in the Walmart parking lot. I was just thinking, whoever gets the car deserves it or needs it. Because as funny or weird as it may sound, I feel like I don’t deserve it. But I also believe in an awesome God who knows and supplies my needs.”
Estrada is a single mother of 5; a 16-year-old son, and 4 daughters, (15,11,10, and 2). Estrada drives a specially equipped van due to her daughter’s medical condition. Desiray was born with a rare condition Incontinentia pigmenti, (I.P. for short), which symptoms are similar to cerebral palsy. “[Desi] is my heart and definitely my sunshine. She keeps me going when I want to give up, she is always happy and full of so much love for me, her mama that it makes things that much more bearable.”
Estrada and her son were watching on her phone in the parking lot prior to doing some Christmas shopping for her children. “We put these giveaways on knowing we’re about to change someone’s life”, said Brian Ortega, Creative Director and coordinator of the Used Car Giveaway. “We have a great time coming up with announcing the finalists.”
Watch the Live video here.
The 2013 Nissan Versa will be a much-needed addition to the Estrada family. Her son is a few months away from driving and will help Nina with the other children as the van is outfitted for Desiray. “This will be a great incentive for him to surpass his expectations in school”, Estrada shared. Local businesses donated special treats for Estrada. Cool Ray Glass Tinting is tinting her windows and is offering 10% off people who mention the Valley Hi Toyota video. Illustrious Auto Detailing donated a free detailing and is offering 20% off Ceramic Pro coating to viewers. And Magic Dent Removal will be removing the dents. They’re offering 25% off dent and ding repairs.
“Never never I a million years did I think I would win (lol), never.” Estrada encourages others to participate when Valley Hi Toyota continues to give cars away in 2020. “Step out in faith and take a chance.”
Valley Hi Toyota is having an end of the year sale, “Only one person wins, and you probably wanted a new car for Christmas but didn’t get it,” chuckled Ortega. “This is your chance to get a great deal on a new or pre-owned vehicle.”
Estrada, Used Car Giveaway winner number 19 is days away from picking up her car. She shared kind words on Valley Hi Toyota’s Facebook Messenger, “Valley Hi Toyota, you guys are awesome for doing these giveaways to help people like me in our community. To help people who don’t have, or people who want to pay it forward, or to people that really really need it. What a blessing you guys are. Keep on doing what you do.”
Valley Hi Toyota will continue doing what they do in 2020. Be sure to LIKE the local Toyota dealership on Facebook, subscribe to their YouTube, and follow on Instagram and Twitter for details. Join the Valley Hi Toyota Friends Group page for special announcements and exclusive contests.
“I can’t say this enough,” said Ortega, “Be sure you have notifications on and are always checking on our social media. The algorithm will show you what’s going on at our dealership- Happy New Year!”