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Veteran’s Tricked-Out Wheelchair Doubles as Snow Plow

posted: 01/21/16
by: Danny Clemens

A Nebraska man has crafted one of the most innovative gadgets that we've seen in a while: a snow-plowing motorized wheelchair.

As local news station WOWT reports, Iraq war veteran Justin Anderson has tricked out his off-road wheelchair with a snow blade, which he uses to clear snow from sidewalks in his community.

Anderson's volunteer plowing services are valued in his highly trafficked neighborhood, where a elementary school sits just down the block from his home.

Related: Why You Shouldn't Eat Snow

"The community has supported me immensely with my struggles and tough times as I had a leg amputated and my fight with brain cancer. This is my way of giving back," he told WOWT's Brian Mastre.

While the modifications were all his own, Anderson's chair was donated by The Independence Fund, a non-profit organization that provides wounded veterans with all-terrain wheelchairs.

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