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87-year-old Corpus Christi man debuts new bicycle after his old one is stolen

 

“Got a beautiful new bicycle and it’s so pretty,” said John Lewis.

Lewis suffers from macular degeneration and his motorized bicycle is his only means of transportation. And after his old bike was stolen,

“I just went into a depression I was just hurt I didn’t know what I was going to do,” said Lewis. “I had to go to the store and couldn’t’ get there.”

So several members of the community rallied together and raised nearly $1600 for Lewis to replace his bicycle.

Now he has a brand new ride that was sold to him by a retired bike shop owner.

“He doesn’t have a store anymore so he lowered the price where i could afford it and he said if I needed anything he would work on the bike,” said Lewis.

Now that he has a replacement bicycle Lewis says he can do things like run errands and make his doctor’s appointments again.

“And I enjoy just cruising around so I went and got a radio I want to install on it,” said Lewis.

And he already has plans for customizing it

“I’m going to put white tires on it because I’m from the age where those ruled,” said Lewis.

And final plans for it are ensuring it doesn’t get stolen again.

“I need some suggestions on how to make that thing secure and that’s my next goal now,” said Lewis.

Brenda Matute

Brenda Matute

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