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The SCOOTER Store Donates Power Chair to Hit and Run Victim
Date:8/13/2009

MIAMI, Fla., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Two strokes have limited Felix Chapman's mobility and ability to care for himself. Following the strokes, he lived in a nursing home for a couple of years. He made some progress through intensive physical therapy and now lives independently.

One day in April on his way to the local supermarket, a driver hit Chapman, knocking him out of his power chair, and then sped away. He was miraculously uninjured, but the damage to his chair made it useless. Without his chair, Chapman became a prisoner in his own home.

Enrique Primelles, an agent with a local home health agency, tried unsuccessfully to locate a mechanic to repair Chapman's chair. The damage was too severe. While trying to raise money through his and Chapman's church, Iglesia Doral, to buy a new chair, Primelles decided to reach out to The SCOOTER Store.

"In my line of work, I deal with a lot of human needs, but Felix's story really moved all of us," said Primelles. "His perseverance, will power and willingness to move on without having any family around are all so admirable and inspiring."

At his home today, Chapman was presented a power chair from The SCOOTER Store and Iglesia Doral to Chapman. On hand at the presentation from The SCOOTER Store's Boca Raton operations were Mobility Manager Jesse Mosbrucker and Miami Area Manager Manny Chambless. The Jazzy Select GT was donated under The SCOOTER Store's "Gift of Mobility" program, which provides mobility equipment and assistance to those who do not have the resources or insurance to obtain power wheelchairs and scooters.

"Tragedy strikes when we least expect it, and stories like Mr. Chapman's remind me why Susanna and I started this program," said Doug Harrison, Founder, President and CEO of The SCOOTER Store. "Justice may not find who was driving that car, but Mr. Chapman will regain his freedo
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