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Wytheville teen says thank you for new wheelchair

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A teenager who received a wheelchair from the owners of Berglund Automotive Group stopped by Thursday to say thank you.

14-year-old Chelsea King and her parents arrived with her new wheelchair in the back of the truck.

She's still getting used to turning and moving at a safe speed.

It was just two weekends ago the Darrell Gwynn Foundation presented Chelsea with the donated chair at the Bristol race.

In the short time she's had the new wheels life has already changed for the teen.

"I got to go outside the other day and play with my dog and he's a puppy and I haven't played with him in forever since I got him," Chelsea explained.

"I've seen a big difference in my daughter.  Her anxiety and depression from just sitting around has gone away basically," John King said, Chelsea's dad.

Chelsea had two manual chairs before that she out grew pretty quickly, but the new one is big enough she can use all the way into adulthood.

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