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2 Good Samaritans Come to the Rescue



    2 Good Samaritans Come to the Rescue
    Greg Bledsoe

    On a day when most people are consumed by a football game, Chris and Janis Murphy were bringing an electric wheel chair to a woman they've never met.

    Someone stole Monice Williams $5000 wheelchair Friday, while she ran a 15 minute errand.

    The couple saw Williams story on NBCSanDiego on Saturday night and knew they could help. They had a chair in storage that belong to Chris Murphy's Dad.

    Williams can't use a regular wheelchair.

    2 Good Samaritans Come to the Rescue

    [DGO] 2 Good Samaritans Come to the Rescue
    Her motorized wheelchair was stolen while she went on an errand.
    (Published Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011)

    "I have neuropathy in the hands, arthritis in the shoulders, so I can't push," Williams told NBCSanDiego.

    Less than 24 hours after watching that tearful interview Saturday - and contacting NBC San Diego with a solution, Chris and Janis were knocking on Monice's door.

    After a few adjustments and a quick test drive, the chair is a perfect fit for Monice.

    Just Bring My Wheelchair Back

    [DGO] Just Bring My Wheelchair Back
    An amputee and kidney transplant survivor is now a victim of theft.
    (Published Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011)

    Williams suffers from diabetes.  She is the recipient of a kidney transplant, and recently had her right leg amputated. She is able to drive a car with her left leg, but keeps the motorized wheelchair parked in the parking lot to help her get around. Unfortunately, she says the chair didn't need a key and someone took it.

    Medicare paid for the $5,000 chair, but Williams is not eligible for a replacement.