Bay Area man loses wheelchair in SoCal accident

A San Lorenzo man, who inspires kids across the state to steer clear of gun violence, had his wheelchair badly damaged in an accident.
October 23, 2013 7:33:54 PM PDT
A San Lorenzo man who inspires kids across the state with motivational speeches can't make it to any of them right now, because his wheelchair was destroyed.

Arthur Renowitzky was paralyzed when shot by a gunman during a robbery attempt in 2007. While recovering, he began rapping about overcoming adversity. AR, as he's known, now teaches kids about the dangers of gun violence. He plays semi-pro wheelchair basketball and founded the Life Goes On Foundation.

While in Southern California recently, his wheelchair was crushed by a charter bus as it was being unloaded from a car.

"Those are my legs so it really hit me at that time - what am I going to do now? I can't go to my speeches at juvenile halls or community events," said Renowitzky.

Renowitzky can't get a new wheelchair because the driver gave him a fake name and bad insurance information. There is now a movement underway to help him get a new one.

Learn how to donate by clicking here. Renowitzky can also be contacted at 510-712-8676.