NAPLES, Fla. - Joe Haberkern was literally stuck with nowhere to go, so he turned to WINK News Call For Action. It was just in time.
We introduced you to Haberkern last month when he was stuck in the middle of the Scooter Store fiasco. One of the motors on his power wheelchair was dying. He couldn't get it fixed.
The Scooter Store, known for its constant marketing campaign, was under federal investigation. It declared bankruptcy and ultimately announced it's closing its doors for good.
But days before the scooter store announced it's shutting, Joe received a phone call.
"Thanks to Call For Action, someone from the Scooter Store saw it," Haberkern said.
Haberkern tells WINK News Call For Action, after the story aired last month, a representative from The Scooter Store called him out of the blue. Technicians fixed his chair.
Allowing Joe to lead a normal life.
"Now I can get out and pitch tennis balls to my granddaughter, I can take the dog for a walk around the lake. I'm not afraid to go out," Haberkern said.
"My wife's not afraid to go out either. She was afraid to go out and the chair would go dead while I was in the chair and I'd be stuck here for three or four hours."