Family surprises disabled woman with new scooter - Tucson News Now

Family surprises disabled woman with new scooter

"It's so cute, look at it! There are good people in the world!" Carolyn is cruising in her new mobility scooter. (Source: Tucson News Now) "It's so cute, look at it! There are good people in the world!" Carolyn is cruising in her new mobility scooter. (Source: Tucson News Now)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

It was a surprise on three wheels. After seeing Tucson News Now’s story on Carolyn 's stolen scooter last week, a generous family stepped in to help.

Carolyn is disabled with Multiple Sclerosis and uses a mobility scooter to get around, as her only mode of transportation. But criminals stole her scooter when it was parked in her friend’s front yard near Grant and Alvernon.

Theresa Basinger originally bought a scooter for her parents, but they passed away before it could be used. On Monday afternoon the Basinger’s met up with Tucson News Now to surprise Carolyn with her new wheels.

“Oh my god it’s so cute. Look at it! It’s adorable. Fire engine red!” Carolyn said. “It was awesome. It was like there are good people in the world.”

“When I saw your piece on this wonderful woman - my heart just jumped out to her. I felt my parents say, Theresa give it to her,” Theresa Basinger said.

A handful of other viewers also reached out to Tucson News Now with interest in helping Carolyn.

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