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NY1 For You: Ambulette Fails to Transport Disabled Brooklyn Man

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One disabled Brooklyn man is a prisoner is his own home since his ambulette service has left him stranded. NY1's Susan Jhun filed the following "NY1 For You" report.

Stroke victim Yvan Kinssec is currently trapped in his Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment because for the past three months his ambulette service refuses to pick him up.

"I miss many appointments," says his wife, Mona Kinssec, in reference to doctors and therapy visits her husband desperately needs.

Kinssec says the ambulette service always has a different excuse as to why they can't take her husband. In the meantime, he's missing his therapy and his condition is worsening.

"He used to walk from the table to the bedroom, now he can't," says Kinssec.

NY1 tried to contact Great Ambulette Service for comment but didn't hear back. We then contacted the Visiting Nurse Service of New York through which Kinssec's ambulette service is arranged.

A spokesman said Visiting Nurse Service of New York is committed to delivering the right care to each and every one of its patients and members, regardless of the situation.

He went on to say, they are now investigating Kinssec's concerns and will address them immediately.

NY1 will continue to follow the story.

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