Albany woman's missing wheelchair recovered

Albany woman's missing wheelchair recovered
Zelliene Rivers, needs wheelchair
Zelliene Rivers, needs wheelchair

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany woman's missing wheelchair is recovered by police after she says it was stolen.

Zelliene Rivers says she's thankful Albany police found her motorized wheelchair, but says she's upset with the condition in which it was found.

Zelliene Rivers says she needs a wheelchair to get around. This is the wheelchair Albany Police recovered after Rivers says it was stolen near the Walmart on Sylvester Road while she was recovering in the hospital. Rivers has heart problems and is battling COPD.

"I'm 30 percent heart rate and it's brought a lot of stress on me," said Zelliene Rivers.

Rivers says this morning she received a call from police telling her they found the wheelchair at a home on Edison Drive, a few miles down the road from her Sylvester road home, but she says it's not in the same condition she left it in.

"It was damaged real bad, so that left me in a fix," said Rivers.

Police have contacted Rivers to let her know her wheelchair is available for pick up at the station, but Rivers says she has no way of picking it up.

"I don't have nobody to go down there to pick it up and bring it home for me right now," said Rivers.

She's now hoping someone will help her get a new and improved wheelchair.

"To help get it fixed or see can they donate me another chair because I can't even get outside," said Rivers.

Rivers has had some support from the community.

"I had heard that I had a couple of calls coming in, coming forward," said Rivers. "Whoever they is I want to thank them."

She's now hoping to have her chair by this weekend

"I wants to hope by the fourth of July I'll be sitting under my tree."

Albany police say no one has been charged. Friends of Zelliene Rivers are planning to set up a Gofundme account for her.

You can help Zelliene Rivers by contacting her at 229-883-5680.

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