Wheelchair-Bound Mom Can't Contain Excitement When She's Surprised With New Mobility Van

A wheelchair-bound mom who had been told she might be going on a cruise for her birthday was given an even bigger shock when her family surprised her with a new mobility van and joked it would allow her to go cruising herself. Annette Rivers, 63, lost her ability to walk more than 30 years ago, her family said, but that had not stopped her trying to go about her daily routine. Recently, Annette had been in need of a new van, as the first specially designed van she bought was now more than 20 years old and starting to have problems. Ahead of her mom's big day, on August 5, Annette’s daughter, Yolanda Rivers, 44, secretly bought her a new vehicle and then worked on planning a big surprise. Annette's family booked an Airbnb in Orlando, Florida, and at the time of the surprise, encouraged her to head outside. Initially, her niece, Sharron Williams, said Annette had been thinking she was set to head off on a cruise – but then Yolanda pulled up blowing the horn on her mom's new van. Annette could not hold back her excitement, with family members – some of whom were wearing t-shirts themed to the surprise – capturing the moment on video.
Release Status:
TV & Digital
Location: Orlando, Florida, USA
  • Date Acquired08-18-2023
  • Date Filmed08-05-2023
  • OrientationVertical
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing

Wheelchair-Bound Mom Can't Contain Excitement When She's Surprised With New Mobility Van


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