UPDATE: Sacramento boy named semi-finalist in contest for wheelchair-accessible van

SACRAMENTO - A young Sacramento boy in a wheelchair whose family needs reliable transportation for him is a step closer to getting new wheels.

Ten-year-old Aaron Negrete was born without arms or legs. His current transportation is an older van that frequently breaks down.

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As part of Mobility Awareness Month, the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association is giving away four new vans to local heroes in a national contest.

More than 4 million votes for the nominees were cast. Aaron was named a semi-finalist after being in the top 10 percent of vote-getters. Voting ended May 9.

The four finalists will be notified by May 30.


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