Medina's Fiancé Gets New Wheelchair Van - NBC Chicago

Medina's Fiancé Gets New Wheelchair Van

BraunAbility and MobilityWorks donate customized Dodge Grand Caravan



    Chris Medina: "Thank You Doesn't Cut It"

    Former American Idol contestant expresses his gratitude for the wheelchair-capable and customized Dodge Caravan that's been donated to his fiancé. (Published Wednesday, March 9, 2011)

    Chris Medina and the outed "American Idol" contestant's fiancé, Juliana Ramos, were handed keys to a new van Wednesday afternoon.

    "Thank you doesn't cut it," Medina said.

    The story Medina told on "American Idol" about Ramos being in a wheelchair since a 2009 car accident prompted BraunAbility and MobilityWorks to donate a customized Dodge Grand Caravan to Ramos' family.

    Medina didn't make the final "Idol" cut, but he and Ramos are still winners.

    The van, worth $45,000, has an automated ramp and other wheelchair-friendly features to make Ramos' life easier.