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Shelton vet gifted with electrical wheelchair

 

August 18, 2022

Gordon Weeks

Shelton resident Kim Kenyon on Monday received an electric wheelchair Monday from his fellow members of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 60 in Shelton at the 40 et 8 in Shelton. Kneeling is his son, Justin.

Three years ago, Shelton resident Kim Kenyon was standing on a ladder replacing boards to put a roof on his shop when "my ladder up and left me," he recalled.

The 10-foot drop shattered his foot.

"I was looking at the bottom of my shoe after it busted," he said.

The U.S. Army veteran, who has lived almost all of his 74 years in Shelton, spent almost three years in a manual wheelchair, which was "cumbersome," he said.

"I had to take down the bathroom doors," he said. "I kept running over my wife's toes."

The bones didn't heal well because the screws kept them apart, Kenyon said. Traveling to...



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