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Follow-up Friday: Dying teen finally gets a wheelchair; special needs students get new, much-needed bus route

From changing a school bus system to getting a wheelchair for a dying New Jersey teenager, PIX11 News is making it happen.

Tuesday, we told you about a very serious situation in East Elmhurst, Queens. Parents told us hundreds of disabled children at the Lexington School and Center for the Deaf have been waiting for hours on school buses to get home at night. PIX11 news immediately called the Department of Education.

The DOE sprung into action changing the system and giving the school its own bus route.

"My son came home at 3:30. Thank you, PIX11, "said Suzanne Chen, a concerned mom.

Next, remember 56-year-old Tracy Hite from the Bronx? Her story really resonated with our viewers.

She is a grandmother struggling, trying to break the cycle of addiction while taking care of her two grandchildren full-time.

She told us the city is failing her, so PIX11 stepped in and called an organization called Generations United to help her. They are now on the case.

PIX11 also surprised her with a Babies R Us shopping spree.

Next, it's a story that touched your hearts: on Thursday, PIX11 News introduced you to Gina Manning from New Jersey. She is a mom tired of fighting her insurance company for a standing fitted wheelchair for her dying son.

After a year of fighting and four painful rejection letters, PIX11 News stepped in and called Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield. They appealed their decision and her son will be getting the wheelchair he so desperately needs.

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