‘Baby Michael’ of Albrightsville receives a donation van
Pocono Record | June 20, 2011 | By Vinny Vella
The Benincasa family of Albrightsville received some good news last week, and it came on four wheels.
“Baby Michael” Benincasa — who has Type 1 Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a condition that has rendered him quadriplegic and unable to breathe without assistance — now has a wheelchair-accessible vehicle thanks to Steven Kirby of Sciota.
After reading about the breakdown of the family’s previous vehicle in the Pocono Record, Kirby knew he had a solution to their problem.
His late mother, Christine Kirby, suffered from multiple sclerosis and relied on a wheelchair-adapted 2000 Chrysler Town and Country for transportation. Since he no longer needed the minivan, Kirby donated it to the Benincasas.
“I’m glad we could help out,” he said. “Michael is a great kid, and deserves the best. I’m sure my mom is happy that we did this as well.”
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