Acccident victim gets wheelchair after inspirational AC Pup column | Pets | Macon.com

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Acccident victim gets wheelchair after inspirational AC Pup column | Pets | Macon.com

BOLINGBROKE — When Rose Center and her daughter Pamela Shivers read about the plight of Jesse Faust, they knew they could step up and help.

They read how Faust had been in an accident with a truck while riding his motorized wheelchair to return his dog, Lady, to the kennel where she sleeps. The accident, which knocked Faust into a ditch along U.S. 41, forced him to spend several days in a hospital bed hooked up to life support. When Faust got out of the hospital, the driver’s insurance company wouldn’t pay to fix the damage to the chair, he said.

On Wednesday, Faust received a new wheelchair, thanks to Center, Shivers, members of the First Presbyterian Day School football team and others.

After reading a recent AC Pup column about Faust in The Telegraph, Shivers contacted the 59-year-old to see if he would be interested in a motorized wheelchair owned by her stepfather, Emory Center, but never used.

“We knew we had a chair … so we asked (my stepfather) if we could donate it,” Shivers said. “It was just like new.”

Faust suffered a stroke in 2007 that left him partially paralyzed on his left side. His lone companion has been Lady, a 4-year-old golden Labrador retriever that Faust considers his only family.

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