THIS is the face of the America I would like to see rise again! Not a country of masses lobotomized by football and for-profit non-news, but a country of human beings caring for each other.
As the snow fell Tuesday, most of what we heard were complaints about Omaha’s snow removal abilities. Justin Anderson often witnesses a completely different attitude when it snows.
“I don’t want kids or parents having to go through the snow and possibly trip or hurt themselves,” said Anderson. “I had a half-dozen people stop to take a picture because they hadn’t seen a chair like this before.”
Last year, the Iraq War Veteran took his off-road wheelchair and put a snow blade on it.
“The chair has on-the-fly tilt so I can adjust the height of the blade as I push snow,” he tells WOWT 6 News.
Every snowfall, Anderson does his part and more.
“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,” said Anderson.
Justin Anderson’s make-shift snow plow isn’t about the recognition he says, but more about his duty.
“It’s very gratifying. It’s nice to know you’re appreciated. But even if I didn’t get any response from anyone – or nobody said Thank You – I’d still do it,” said Anderson
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I love me veteran stories because I am a veteran. This young man could have sat back and felt sorry for himself, but he took it to the next level. He made changes, he worked out the problem, developed a solution and helped his neighbors, and I know each of them were very appreciative.
h/t – WOWT-TV
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