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Coeur d'Alene Firefighters Buy Chair For Disabled Vet

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Firefighters respond to dozens of calls a day. But recently, crews at the Coeur d'Alene Fire Department kept getting called out to the same house. So, they decided to find a permanent solution.

Disable Vietnam Veteran Mike is struggling with diabetes and spends most of his time in his chair, even going so far as to say it's practically his bed.

"I have fallen on several occasions, calling the paramedics on several occasions to come pick me up. I have a difficult time getting in and out of it," said Mike.

So whenever the firefighters were called to Mike's house, they didn't just pick him up when he fell, they lifted him. Saturday morning, the same firefighters that respond to Mike's calls for help answered with a delivery.

Since they knew Mike couldn't afford a new chair, they decided to buy him a new one with their own money. But it wasn't just any chair, it's chair that can actually assist Mike by lifting him up and out. Enabling him to reach his walker.

Mike says he loves his new chair and likens it to a "Corvette."

 

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