The Indy Channel
Eric Cox, Melissa Mahadeo
7:59 AM, Feb 17, 2017
But thanks to the kindness of a stranger, the 63-year-old said his faith in humanity is restored.INDIANAPOLIS -- A disabled Vietnam veteran was gifted a new wheelchair on Friday after a thief stole his from his yard.
"I'm glad that there are people that really do care," said Wood.
Clifford Wood was charging his brand-new wheelchair when someone took it. As if that weren't bad enough, the thief also took his old one, too.
Physical Therapist Alex Stoughton heard Wood's story and decided to step up and help him out.
"Being a disabled vet is tough, and there's just not a lot of support for him," said Stoughton. "This was one of those times I feel like I could actually help him."
Wood served in Vietnam and had to move around often when he got older.
"I ended up becoming homeless because I couldn't afford the rent," he said.
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