Fairfield University student receives heartfelt surprise gift

A Fairfield University student with special needs was given a heartwarming surprise Friday.



Sophomore Megan Moore, who has cerebral palsy, was greeted on campus with applause as she was presented with a new wheelchair. The 20-year-old says she was surprised when she saw a police escort approaching the campus center. Then she saw the wheelchair and was shocked.



School officials say students and other community members helped buy the new wheelchair by raising more than $40,000. The wheelchair has a lot of specialized medical equipment, including a keyboard to help Moore communicate.



Moore says her old wheelchair badly needed repairs, so the new chair comes at a great time. Moore says she is very grateful.



Moore says some of her goals for the future include finishing her master's degree at Fairfield University.


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