Broken wheelchair keeps BX girl away from school

THE BRONX - A Bronx 11-year-old girl hasn?t been able to go to school since her wheelchair broke in March.

The repair company, Rehab-Co, is waiting for an approval from Medicaid before it can purchase a rare part needed to fix Stephanie Ocana?s wheelchair.

Stephanie, who was born with cerebral palsy, relies on her wheelchair to get around her apartment and attend school.

Her physical therapists will try to adjust a wheelchair that a Long Island woman donated to Stephanie so that she can return to school on Monday. Rehab-Co hopes to get authorization from Medicaid soon.

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