Free wheelchair giveaway

Medford, Ore., — Two Rogue Valley families in need were given wheelchairs today– thanks a contest on Facebook.

It all started after a woman posted on the “Jackson County scanner Group” page — wanting to donate her late husband’s electric wheelchair to someone who needed it.

From there, two other electric scooters were donated.

So, admin on the Facebook page turned it into a contest — anyone could nominate someone who they thought needed one.

Shawn McLoughlin nominated his grandpa, Jim – after a stroke two years ago paralyzed the entire right side of his body.

“Are you surprised? About this? Yeah. Yes! It’s a nice looking chair.” said Jim.

“How does it make you feel that he won? Amazing. Were you surprised? Yeah!” said Shawn.

Jim is one of three winners receiving a wheelchair.

Two out of the three chairs were delivered today.

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