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Web clicks for a wheelchair accessible van for Austin
HAMILTON, Ohio (Brad Underwood) -- A Hamilton family is asking for your help, but they don't need your money, just a couple of mouse clicks on a website.
For nearly 20 years, the Harris family has gotten around without a wheelchair accessible vehicle, but now that dream is in within grasp. Austin Harris will celebrate his 18th birthday next week, he was born with cerebral palsy and epilepsy and considered legally blind.
"He doesn't walk, he doesn't talk," says Austin's mother, Katherine Harris.
Austin's conditions require weekly visits to the doctor and just getting him from the house to the car is an enormous challenge for his parents.
"We just pick him up, carry him out to our car, put him in a car seat, strap him in and if we have to take the wheelchair with us you break that a part."
That process is repeated multiple times a day. Thanks to an online contest tied to Mobility Awareness Month, the Harris family has a chance to win a handicapped accessible van.
To vote for the Harris family, click here.
Once on the site, click vote now and search for your local hero by typing in Austin's mother's name, Katherine Harris.
"You can vote one time and day and voting is now through May 9th. I've already done it today so it won't let me do it again," says Harris.
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