MIDLAND PARK, N.J. — Without his wheelchair, Taylor DeYoung doesn't have his legs.
The Midland Park teen was born with cerebral palsy and has been using a wheelchair for about a decade.
The electric wheelchair that DeYoung had received from a Glen Rock fundraiser recently broke, leaving him with no choice but to use a manual one.
His mom is desperate to give her son back his freedom.
"He doesn't have the arm strength to be able to use that for long periods of times," said Melissa DeYoung, Taylor's mother.
"Not only that but... when you're in a chair like that you can only go so fast. It actually brought on anxiety."
"It's been amazing to think that somebody you don't even know would give toward a child they don't know," DeYoung said.
Taylor is a typical teenager in many ways, his mother said. He has a specialty in fixing electronics and enjoys video games and spending time with his friends.
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