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Manufacturer Replaces Toddler’s Stolen Wheelchair

October 17, 1992

NORWALK, Calif. (AP) _ A 4-year-old girl with cerebral palsy was given a new wheelchair Friday to replace one stolen from her porch this week.

Amanda Braden received the gift from Enduro, the Connecticut company that had manufactured the stolen chair, said Mary Loffa, vice president of marketing.

Amanda was measured Friday and allowed to pick the color of a motorized, permanent wheelchair to be delivered in two weeks.

″I want a red one,″ she said. The chair normally costs about $9,000.

Amanda’s wheelchair, walking brace, helmet, kneepads and backpack were stolen Monday night from the porch of her family’s mobile home in the Los Angeles suburbs.

A trust fund announced Friday had collected $3,500 for Amanda.

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