Virginia Beach, Virginia 2021-10-08 09:52:02 –
Virginia Beach, Virginia (WAVY) — Donations of motorized wheelchairs have allowed women who have been trapped in their homes for almost years to get out.
last month, 10 On Your Side Shares Pat Worley’s StoryA woman from Chesapeake who was looking for someone who could use the electric wheelchair of her deceased husband.
Dozens of people responded, and earlier this week the church helping Wally delivered the chair to the new owner.
“There were 34 applicants, each of whom was heartbreaking,” said Chet Riley of the United Methodist Church of Moyok.
The church went through Wally’s wheelchair application and chose Virginia Beach’s Laurie Collins.
Now we know who that person is: Laurie Collins.
Collins suffers from lymphedema. Lymphedema is an incurable disease that can cause extreme swelling.
“You don’t know how this makes a difference to me,” Collins said. “My grandson asked me. He’s coming here this afternoon, so I’m sure we need to test drive him.”
Collins sent a thank-you message to Wally and her deceased husband.
“Thank you very much,” she said. “If [the battery] It will last long enough, I will get over it and give you a hug. It’s beautiful and more than I imagined or expected. ”
In addition to the 34 applications, Riley was also contacted by other people who would like to donate support for persons with disabilities.
The church will provide two more wheelchairs and will hand out walkers, crutches and power lifts.
If you’re in trouble, give your name, location, and contact information to Chet Ryley (email@example.com).
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