Community offers help to man whose wheelchair was stolen - WNEM TV 5

Community offers help to man whose wheelchair was stolen

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

"Thank you. For real, for real. FR, FR."

That's the message Guadalupe Rosas wants to send to his community.

Dozens have stepped up saying they want to help after his wheelchair was stolen from his front porch.

People across mid-Michigan have offered help, either financially or offering Rosas a new wheelchair, including The Four Points by Sheraton.

"We heard about the story, one of our staff members picked it up from the Rescue Squad, and we were concerned, and tried to help out the best way we can," said Callie Cain.

They plan to buy him a new one that fits him just right.

For Rosas his wheelchair is a critical lifeline to the outside world. He can no longer walk after being shot in the head eight years ago.

"I need a wheelchair to get me from Point A to Point B,” Rosas said. “Without my wheelchair, I can't get nowhere."

But now it looks like he has brighter days ahead, Rosas said all he wants to do is be able to visit his family and friends.

And with the help of generous TV5 viewers, he's going to be able to do just that.

"I just want to thank everybody for your donation. And, I really appreciate it," Rosas said.

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