DAWSON, Ga. (WALB) - A 53-year-old Dawson man who is disabled is wheeling around his home with more freedom after receiving the gift of a lifetime.
Thomas Miles Sr., an Albany Navy veteran, was on a quest to give away a free wheelchair after he fixed it up.
That free chair found a new owner less than 24 hours after our story ran last week.
That new owner is Gregory Benjamin who lost some of his voice after a shooting some time ago. He also lost part of his right leg due to an ulcer.
Benjamin said he and Miles have become close after connecting over the wheelchair.
“He called me every day. We talk on the phone every day. I told him I thank him very, very much. He don’t know how I appreciate this chair,” said Benjamin.
Benjamin was given the chair by church members.
It was the surprise of a lifetime gifted to him on Thanksgiving Day.
Benjamin said the chair now gives him more freedom to move around his home with less assistance.