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Community reaches out to Michael Owens

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(WMC-TV) - The Memphis community is reaching out to Michael Owens, a 28-year-old who lost both of his legs when he was hit by another car fixing a flat tire.

In just one night, almost $1,000 have been donated. With him heading to home in about a week, many viewers are asking how to help with the transition home.

"I thank God for my son. That goes to show you that the Lord will provide," said father Michael Toles.

Two months ago Toles got a call he never imagined.

His son, 28-year-old Michael Owens, was injured in an accident and lost both his legs.

Owens in the hospital learning how to walk as his father is preparing the home.

"Want to make sure that when he gets here he be very comfortable," said Toles.

But, that is no easy task.

Take the front entrance, for example, Owens' wheelchair will likely fit through, but there is not much extra room.

Toles also fears a door jam in the bedroom, but the biggest challenge is perhaps the bathroom. It will need a wider door and a walk-in shower.

Outside of the home, friends will install a ramp to help Owens get inside.

Through all this, Toles is grateful.

"I thank God for whatever he blesses us with," he said.

Click here to donate. You can also contact Owens' aunt, Tina Martin, at

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