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Report: Greg Germani, disabled for life after being hit by car, struggling without power

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Report: Greg Germani, disabled for life after being hit by car, struggling without power

Greg Germani holds up a wreath made out of a vinyl record. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt
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To help cover his expenses, Greg Germani is selling objects made out of vinyl records and album covers. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Greg Germani has come a long way since a man in a red Dodge Nitro intentionally ran over him in 2014 while he was riding his bike, disabling him for the rest of his life.

He’s regained some of his former life through physical therapy, but requires constant medical care. According to 11 Alive, that has been difficult in recent days because Germani – like thousands of DeKalb County residents – lost power following the tropical storm brought by Hurricane Irma.

Germani relies on power for his mechanical bed and his greater Decatur home has special modifications for him as he is permanently wheelchair bound. His partner, Beth Anne Harrill, has asked Georgia Power for help repeatedly. The power company told 11 Alive that it does not prioritize power restoration based on medical need because it could slow down the company’s overall response.

Here’s the full story from 11 Alive:

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