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Vietnam Vet Receives New Wheelchair

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BRIGHTON HEIGHTS (KDKA) – A local Vietnam veteran found himself unable to get around after someone stole his van with his motorized scooter inside over the weekend.

This was the second time in a month that this has happened to Andrew Matvey.

However, a special delivery Monday morning has made Matvey mobile once again.

“I’m just a victim, you know, they don’t realize what they’re doing to this veteran,” Matvey said. “I need my van back in one piece so I can take my wheelchair toe the VA,” Matvey said.

Early Monday morning, he received a special delivery from a Beaver County company.

“We’re giving him a power wheelchair to replace the one that was stolen,” David W. McCormick from Recycled Mobility Products said.

“Now [that] I got my mobility back a little bit, I can go to the store and get some food,” Matvey said.

KDKA viewers got word to Recycled Mobility Products to help make Matvey mobile again.

“From your Channel 2 viewers, and there’s good people in the world. When you’re down on your luck, there’s always somebody to bring you back up,” Matvey said.

Matvey got even more good news as police found his van in the Kuhn’s parking lot in Bellevue.

If you’d like more information about how to donate to Recycled Mobility Products, you can visit their website here.

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