Community supports former Las Vegas Strip entertainer; GoFundMe raises money to buy new motorized scooter

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The neighborhood helps a former Las Vegas Strip entertainer get cellular once more after a nasty deal when attempting to improve his motorized scooter.

Raymond Streib depends on a cellular scooter to get round. It is his transportation after affected by two strokes in someday.

But he’s parked at residence proper now following a nasty commerce on-line, and the neighborhood desires to assist get him cellular once more.

“I can’t go out,” Streib informed 8 News Now. “I’m stuck”

An situation for the usually self-sufficient Raymond Streib — a former strip entertainer who surrounds himself at residence with the recollections.

“Comedy and music. That’s all I did,” Streib stated.

His life modified 14 years in the past after struggling two strokes in someday.

The now 64-year-old continues recovering from sure disabilities, together with speech points, whereas counting on a cellular scooter to get round.

“For me it’s life,” Streib stated. “That’s my thing now.”

He made a commerce on-line and paid $800 to attempt to improve his former scooter, searching for extra consolation and pace, however quickly discovered it was a nasty deal after the scooter stopped working.

“It’s a lemon and I didn’t know,” Streib stated.

“It sounded to me he was taken advantage of because he couldn’t contact the seller anymore,” stated Janice Aranas. Streib’s speech pathologist. “He made multiple attempts to try and call him or see if the man would fix it and no luck with that.”

Aranas started a GoFundMe three weeks ago to help her client of more than 10 years.

“Whatever we can get we will obviously make sure Ray is taken care of and he has the transportation he needs,” Aranas stated.

Donations from the neighborhood and pals preserve coming in to assist Streib meet his objective.   

“They’re just very supportive and want to get him back on his feet,” Aranas stated. “So, this gives him that freedom to do the things he enjoys.”

Streib says his caretaker has graciously pushed him to remedy the final three weeks and helped with different errands.

He warns others to keep cautious about making offers with strangers on-line.

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