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Wheelchair-Bound Couple Needs Help With Their V-Day Plans


Valentine's Day is known for showing your significant other how much you care.

"Take my wife out and have a good Valentine's Day dinner," said Joe Williams.

For Joe Williams and his wife Phallen the getting out part is the challenge.

"We can't drive because we have cerebral palsy. It kind of limits us in our ability to go," said Williams.

Normally the couple uses a transportation company to get out of the house but recently the requirements have changed.

"They are refusing to transport us because the chairs are too big," said Williams.

Williams said for once he'd like to celebrate a special occasion with his wife outside their home but at the moment it feels like they are stuck.

"I would be really disappointed and really upset you know because everybody that don't have a disability has that chance to go out in their car and go where they want to go and we don't have that ability to do that all the time," said Williams.

The couple said their daily helper is willing to drive them but doesn't have a vehicle big enough. The Williams family is trying to get to the Olive Garden in Statesboro for Valentine's Day.

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