Ordeal turns into joy ride for pensioner

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FOR eight months, a Port Elizabeth grandmother suffered the indignity of being pushed to appointments in a baby’s pram.

Unable to walk, and not able to afford a wheelchair, frail 83- year-old Doreen Rousseau, who weighs just 35kg, has to rely on the kindness of her former employers to survive.

But yesterday the Central resident shed tears of joy when she was presented with a new wheelchair – something she says will change her life.

Last week, a good Samaritan spotted Rousseau, being pushed in a pram by boarding house caretaker Emmelini Coetser to Rose Street clinic.

Healing Hands assistant Magdalene Bangarwee was so shocked she immediately sprang into action to help.

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