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AURORA, Colo. — After our story about a single, disabled mother whose electric wheelchair was stolen aired, viewers flooded our e-mail offering to help.

We’re happy to report Holly Roberts now has a new electric scooter.

Roberts was moving into her new apartment in Aurora on Wednesday when someone came along and stole her electric scooter.

“You took my life away from me basically,” Roberts said of the thief. Because that’s how I live, that’s how I get around, that’s how I take care of my baby.”
The scooter was valued at $3,800.

Among the many viewers who responded to Roberts’ story was Sherita Green and her mother.

“I’ve been there before and it’s really hard to get around when you don’t have your wheelchair. It’s your legs,” Sherita Green said.

Green and her mother had an extra electric scooter. They felt Roberts would appreciate it more than they would.

“I hope you can use it,” Green said of Roberts.

On Friday, the Problem Solvers delivered the scooter to Roberts, who, without a doubt was excited!

“Thank you! Thank you!” Holly Roberts shouted. “I can move, I can get around [again]!”

Batteries Plus Bulbs  is even going to replace the scooter’s batteries, free of charge for Roberts.

If you’d like to be a Problem Solver, please contact us via email or call 303-566-7575.

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