HONOLULU — A Honolulu street performer has received a donated wheelchair to replace a stolen one.
Raymond Tavita says his wheelchair was stolen from the laundry area of his home on July 25. The 23-year-old was born with a birth defect that makes it hard for him to get around without the wheelchair.
Tavita makes money as a street performer doing magic and card tricks, but says that without his wheelchair, he would be mainly confined to his home.
State Rep. John Mizuno held a news conference Monday asking the public for help. According to a news release, three donors then stepped in to provide the new wheelchair.
Tavita received the wheelchair during a surprise presentation at the state Capitol Wednesday.