- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 2, 2017

HONOLULU (AP) - A Honolulu street performer has received a donated wheelchair to replace a stolen one.

Raymond Tavita says his wheelchair was stolen from the laundry area of his home on July 25. The 23-year-old was born with a birth defect that makes it hard for him to get around without the wheelchair.

Tavita makes money as a street performer doing magic and card tricks, but says that without his wheelchair, he would be mainly confined to his home.

State Rep. John Mizuno held a news conference Monday asking the public for help. According to a news release, three donors then stepped in to provide the new wheelchair.

Tavita received the wheelchair during a surprise presentation at the state Capitol Wednesday.


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