Disabled man finds generosity can overcome a setback

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- A disabled Federal Way man has found out that even though thieves stolen the automatic lift for his scooter, a gift of generosity can overcome a setback.

The power lift that allows James Camden to transport his scooter went missing from the family's SUV Monday morning.

"It is just so hurtful because he is so very limited in the things he can do," said Gina Murphy, Camden's daughter.

A massive stroke paralyzed Camden's right side 14 years ago.

This is the second time in two years somebody stole his lift -- a loss, Murphy says, is not covered by home or auto insurance.

"How am I going to even get another one?" Camden wondered. "That was $4,000."

Desperate, the family turned to the KOMO Problem Solvers for help. We called Absolute Mobility Center in Tacoma, who generously offered to replace the lift free of charge.

Absolute Mobility Center owners Amanda and Eddie Revaira didn't hesitate for a moment to help a family in need.

"This enables her to take her Dad out, go to medical appointments, and give him some life like all of us get to live," Amanda Revaira said.

The lift will be replaced first thing Wednesday morning.