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Viroqua car dealership donates rehabilitation car

VIROQUA, Wis. - A new set of wheels is helping people get back on their feet.

The owners of Sleepy Hollow Chevrolet in Viroqua donated a 2012 Malibu Friday to Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse.   

The car is specifically designed to help people recovering from a stroke.

The car will be used in the rehab unit for patients to practice the skills of getting in and out of a car. Families will also be able to practice loading wheel chairs and getting equipment and supplies in and out of the car.


Trudy Eide, whose father had a stroke in May of 2010, says this rehab car will be very beneficial for patients and families. "Once my dad was home, a 6 foot 6 man getting into a tiny car was very difficult. So, having this is a great asset to not only the La Crosse area, but the Coulee Region and the state of Wisconsin. It's really going to be so beneficial to people with spine injuries or strokes and people that have just been in accidents too," said Eide.

The rehab car will also be used to help patients with brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, hip surgeries, and many other medical issues.

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