Robbery Victim Gets Donated Wheelchair

Following multiple viewer calls and e-mails to NBC5

By Andres Gutierrez
|  Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012  |  Updated 7:13 PM CDT
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Days after her motorized wheelchair was stolen, Patricia Slaughter received a replacement wheelchair and other offers of kindness from North Texans who saw her story.

Andres Gutierrez, NBC 5 News

Days after her motorized wheelchair was stolen, Patricia Slaughter received a replacement wheelchair and other offers of kindness from North Texans who saw her story.

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A Dallas woman who was robbed of her motorized wheelchair has received a donated replacement.

Two men stole Patricia Slaughter's wheelchair and everything she was carrying, including her wheelchair.

Minutes after NBC 5 aired her story, phone calls and e-mails flooded into the NBC 5 from people wanting to help Slaughter.

"I started getting phone calls," she said. "It's just really restored my faith and helped me."

A day later, XMed Repair Xpress and the Young family from Grapevine donated replacement wheelchairs.

Slaughter is trying to set up a fund to help with other costs and is getting used to her new motorized wheelchair.

She was attacked Sunday night in the 700 block of Peak Street near Interstate 30 as she was heading to church.

"Well, I'm not going to lie -- I'd like to see them punished, but I have to forgive them," Slaughter said.

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call Dallas police.

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