Earrings For A Wheelchair
Students at one North Central Florida School have discovered a way to turn plastic into cash. The students aren't doing it for themselves, but for a friend in need.
Students in a P.K. Yonge afterschool program made and sold earrings to raise money to purchase a new motorized wheelchair for 18-year old Kelly Lasley. They raised 500 dollars towards the wheelchair, but what they purchased was priceless.
Lasley says, "Now, I can pretty much go wherever I want, when I want."
So far, the cost of Lasley's electric wheelchair, and the insurance for it hasÂ been 1300 dollars.Â But as her condition deteriorates, additional fundsÂ will beÂ needed to assist her.
By Sarah Pusateri WCJB TV20 News
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