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Corliss Marsh of United Church of Christ Congregational takes a spin on a hand-cranked wheelchair. The church is fundraising to send as many of the chairs as possible to needy people overseas.

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Giving a new hope to the disabled

For just $250 — the cost for parts and shipping of a simple, sturdy and colorful hand-powered wheelchair — a handicapped person in an impoverished country can gain mobility, independence and dignity.

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