Daniel Marsden is a handy guy, and the retired mechanic's knack for making useful tools helps him retain some independence despite being diagnosed with Ling-girdle Muscular Dystrophy in 1996.
But he needs his wheelchair to help him stand-up and go to the bathroom or get into bed by himself.
"I have an elevator (lifting device) that raises me up."
The home health company from whom he bought the chair has repaired it in the past. Daniel says someone from the company came to pick up the chair on August 10 and told him they would try to have it back to him in a couple days. But when he called five days later, he was told it would be another 10 days.
"If your car breaks down, you take it to one place and if they say they can't get to it for a couple weeks, you take it somewhere else," Marsden said. "I can't do that with my chair."
Marsden had seen previous Call For Action success stories featured on WKOW 27 News and filled out the online form at www.wkow.com, under the "Consumer" tab on the home page.
A Call For Action volunteer made a call and Marsden got his chair back four days earlier than expected.
"I don't know if that did it or not," Marsden said. "It worked."
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