Lubbock Man Loses Wheelchair to Wind - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/24/08

Lubbock Man Loses Wheelchair to Wind

A construction accident almost a year and a half ago left a Lubbock man partially paralyzed.

Douglas Settler now relies on a wheelchair to get around and to get to his classes at South Plains College. But thanks to the West Texas wind, Settler now needs your help.

"I'm thinking the wind just picked it up and just caught it and sucked it out of the back of the truck and it probably landed out on the Loop. I'm on a fixed income. I get a SSI check, and I'm going back to school to take care of my kids - I have three daughters. Medicaid helped me buy it and they'll only help you every four or five years and the wheelchair cost $5,000," said Settler.

Settler thinks his custom sports style wheelchair landed on the Loop between north Quaker and the exit for Slide Road sometime around Noon on Saturday.

If you could help Settler, give him a call at 831-3590 of you can donate to the Settler Medical Fund at Plains Capital Bank.

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