Wounded Warrior Modified Wheelchair to Give Back to His Community

Nick Kangadis | January 25, 2016
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(Image: WOWT 6 News)

Iraq War veteran and wounded warrior Justin Anderson just wants to give back to his community.

An amputee with only one leg, the disabled vet fitted his all-terrain wheelchair with a sidewalk-sized snow plow on the front, and goes up and down his neighborhood in Omaha, Neb., whenever there is snowfall, clearing the sidewalk for his neighbors.

After numerous complaints about the snow removal from the citizens of Omaha, Anderson decided it was time to take matters into his own hands. He also decided that it was time to repay the people of the town that so supported him throughout his amputation and, later, his bout with cancer.

Anderson told WOWT in Omaha:

The community here in the Omaha-metro area has supported me mentally through some of my struggles and my tough times with having my leg amputated and also with my fight with brain cancer. So this is my way of giving back.

This wounded warrior is not looking for adulation in his attempt to keep the sidewalks and driveways of his neighborhood.

"It’s very gratifying. It’s nice to know that it’s appreciated, but even if I didn’t get any response from anybody, nobody said ‘thank you’ or nobody waved when driving by I’d still do it,” Anderson said.

Anderson modified his wheelchair last year to accommodate the plowing.

We could all learn a lesson from Justin Anderson.

For the full video interview, watch below.