Veteran Clears His Neighborhood's Snowy Streets with His Custom Wheelchair Snowplow
"Even if I didn't get any response from anyone – or nobody said 'thank you'," Justin Anderson said, "I'd still do it"
It looks like something out of Mad Max, but Justin Anderson’s wheelchair belongs on the streets of Omaha, Nebraska.
The Iraq War vet, who received an off-road wheelchair from the Independence Fund, outfitted his chair with a snowplow last year and has recently been seen clearing snow from the streets of his community.
“I had a half-dozen people stop to take a picture because they hadn’t seen a chair like this before,” Anderson told WOWT 6.
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“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. “Even if I didn’t get any response from anyone – or nobody said ‘thank you’ – I’d still do it.”
Anderson says he’s planning a few more modifications to his wheelchair as winter progresses. We – along with the rest of Omaha – can’t wait.