June 2, 2014 9:02 pm

Stolen scooter replaced for free


Monday was like Christmas for a disabled Kelowna man who received a surprise gift from a kind-hearted stranger.

Jason Kemps, who wears prosthetics after losing an arm and leg when hit by a train, recently had his scooter stolen from his yard.

Frank Learning saw a Global Okanagan news story Sunday about Kemps’ situation and knew he had solution.

He drove from his Peachland home to gift a scooter to Kemps.

“I’ve got two of them so he might as well make use of this one. I had it up for sale for $1500 but if somebody else can use it, then go ahead, no a big deal,” says Learning.

But it is a big deal to Kemps.

“This is great. I didn’t expect a response but this is really good. I can get to the parks, go to the pharmacy, do grocery shopping, everything. Means the world,” says Kemps.

The scooter is a 2009 model with only 5400 kilometres and it has an alarm system.

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