Problem Solvers: El Sereno Woman Loses Custom Wheelchair in Fire, in Need of Replacement

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An El Sereno woman who lost her custom wheelchair in a fire has been practically trapped at home ever since and is in desperate need of a new one.

Anita Avila says Medi-Cal won’t pay to fix the wheelchair because it is too old and she doesn’t qualify for a new one until November 2016.

If you would like to help Avila get a new custom wheelchair, please visit the family’s GoFundMe page at

Kacey Montoya reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Dec. 23, 2015.

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