DeFuniak Springs, Fla. - A few months ago we told you about a local woman who was paralyzed in a horrific accident. Her injuries left her unable to care of her three children. But as News 13's Peyton LoCicero tells us, the mother now has a new lease on life thanks to some famous donors.
Amber Williams had been confined to an old fashioned wheelchair like this one. That is until this week, when award winning band, Florida Georgia Line, stepped in to help the DeFuniak Springs woman buy a new chair, that allows her to stand.
"It was definitely most humbling and just an amazing experience to feel that love and support from so many and most, perfect strangers," shared Amber Williams, DeFuniak Springs resident.
Amber's life changed in a car accident last November.
"I had an inflection injury, which means I went forward and slammed backward," explained Amber.
When she first came home, her mobility was limited.
"I was in a power chair and I couldn't lift myself to transfer," said Amber.
But now, with the help of this Robotic Mobilization Device, Amber can go from sitting to standing in 60 seconds. It helps her to take care of her three boys who have Down Syndrome. However, the wheelchair has a steep price tag, $25,000.
After hearing Amber's story while visiting South Walton, Florida Georgia Line gifted Amber the $25,000.
"They called and a check came the next day. It was kind of bazar but, it was really amazing," she shared.
This chair enables Amber to do things she never thought she would be able to do, like traveling to and from work and cooking.
"Here it even looks like I'll be able to reach. So, yeah, it's just... There's no way I could do that before," said Amber.
After the long wait and the anticipation, Amber says, she feels lucky to have her new set of wheels.
We wish the best for amber and her family!
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