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Paraplegic Pa. State Trooper Receives All-Terrain Wheelchair

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Lewisberry,Pa.-A paraplegic Pennsylvania State Trooper got the gift of a lifetime on Friday.

State Trooper Jean Altomari was left paralyzed after an accident on vacation in Mexico four years ago. Today, she has regained her mobility thanks to a new action track chair.

Various organizations came together to donate the chair to Trooper Altomari after hearing her story. 

Her family was filled with tears of joy as she tested out her new chair.

Altomari says she can never repay him in her lifetime for the amazing gift.

"I want to go camping, I want to go hiking, I want to go to the beach and throw myself into the water without anybody having to help me with it. I want to stand up and see people eye-to-eye," she said. "I wake up every day, try to move my legs and it doesn't work, so I move my arms and I am so grateful."

Action Track Chair dealer Ed Fisher presented her with the $18,000 all-terrain chair, which is equipped with a fishing pole holder and gun holder.

"It's got a fishing pole holder for her, it goes in there. This is the first one that is going to be given out in the state of Pennsylvania, for a first responder," said Fisher. "It just makes me want to work harder for these men and women, first responders, veterans."

State Trooper Altomari is thankful for regaining her independence and hopes to pay it forward.

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