The gift of mobility is already making the holiday's bright for those in need in greater Norwich.
Motorized wheelchairs are finding new homes to those who otherwise aren't eligible.
Monday was a big day for Ana Busanet. The 50-year-old mom of three, who lost her legs to diabetes, got to try out a free motorized wheelchair, courtesy of Phil Pavone and his Gift of Mobility Program.
The Norwich pawn dealers been donating motorized wheelchairs for those less fortunate because their insurance companies won't provide one.
Ana’s not the only recipient of these free motorized chairs.
Come December, there will be 100 other people getting free chairs.
Pavone had a giveaway at the Holiday Inn last December as well.
"So far we should have close to 100 this year. Last year we gave away 91 in one day. This year I’ve probably already given away 15, 18 to those who really needed them,” Pavone said.
Ana has also been diagnosed with stage four brain cancer and her husband says this new chair will make her life more comfortable.
"I’m happy because I feel more comfortable and I don't have to be afraid that she is going to fall,” said Edicto Busanet.
Ana said the gift makes all the difference in the world.
"I'll get used to it by tonight because I'm going to be on it all day. It’s going to be comfortable I can even watch TV from here."
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