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Albany woman receives new wheelchair

Zeillene Rivers Zeillene Rivers
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An Albany woman suffering from COPD is singing for joy now that she has a new wheelchair after her old one was stolen.

On Wednesday, A Camilla couple loaned this motorized wheelchair to Zeillene Rivers.

Rivers' wheelchair was stolen near Walmart on Sylvester Road while she was recovering in the hospital.

Albany police recovered the chair at a home on Edison Drive this week, but it was damaged.

Rivers says she's thankful for the support.

 "I feel wonderful, I feel good,” said Zeillene Rivers. “I would've never thought had a person with such a good heart and seen me was really in need for this chair.”

A Valdosta man who owns a wheelchair company will repair Rivers old wheelchair.

Rivers says nearly $4000 worth of damage was done to her customized wheelchair.

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