Tyler Perry donates van
DeKalb County, GA (WSB) – An Atlanta-area woman with cerebral palsy is getting some help from a big-name filmmaker after he saw a local TV news report on her van being stolen.
24-year old Alicia Day was overjoyed when she saw her new van today, courtesy of Tyler Perry.
It replaces her specially equipped, $60,000 van.
Her family says someone stole it out of their driveway Sunday night.
Day's mom uses it to take Day to her job as a Home Depot greeter and to doctor appointments.
Perry saw her story in a newscast Monday and called the station, saying he wanted to buy her a brand new van.
Then he called the Day home, taking Day's dad off guard.
The Home Depot is also pitching in.
Day's co-workers have donated $5,000 to help with medical expenses. And she's set to meet the company president on Friday.