Local disabled veteran receives $15,000 wheelchair

Local disabled veteran receives $15,000 wheelchair

Veteran Gary Austin of Kennewick who served in the U.S. Army loves nothing more than hunting, fishing, and being outdoors.

Due to nerve damage sustained after serving in the military, Austin became completely disabled, limiting him from being able to do almost everything he loves.

“Not being able to work put me in a real bad depression,” says Austin.

Sam Rabideau who manges disabled veteran cases became very worried that this amibtious veteran’s disabilities were turning his life upside down.

“His health was starting to deteriorate,” says Rabideau.

Owners of the Vineyard View Marketplace in Pasco spent several years raising money to purchase a $15,000 action track wheelchair, which Rabiduea believed would be perfect for the avid hunter.

“We just wanted to give back,” says owner Michelle Preston of the Vineyard View Marketplace.

Little did Austin know that this tank-like wheelchair, designed especially for hunting, would transport him anywhere he wanted to go.

Now, this wheelchair is giving him a new outlook on his life.

“Now I don’t have to be stuck at home anymore,” says Austin.

Veteran Gary Austin of Kennewick who served in the U.S. Army loves nothing more than hunting, fishing, and being outdoors.

Due to nerve damage sustained after serving in the military, Austin became completely disabled, limiting him from being able to do almost everything he loves.

“Not being able to work put me in a real bad depression,” says Austin.

Sam Rabideau who manges disabled veteran cases became very worried that this amibtious veteran’s disabilities were turning his life upside down.

“His health was starting to deteriorate,” says Rabideau. Owners of the Vineyard View Marketplace in Pasco spent several years raising money to purchase a $15,000 action track wheelchair, which Rabiduea believed would be perfect for the avid hunter.

“We just wanted to give back,” says owner Michelle Preston of the Vineyard View Marketplace.

Little did Austin know that this tank-like wheelchair, designed especially for hunting, would transport him anywhere he wanted to go.

Now, this wheelchair is giving him a new outlook on his life.

“Now I don’t have to be stuck at home anymore,” says Austin.

Veteran Gary Austin of Kennewick who served in the U.S. Army loves nothing more than hunting, fishing, and being outdoors.

Due to nerve damage sustained after serving in the military, Austin became completely disabled, limiting him from being able to do almost everything he loves.

“Not being able to work put me in a real bad depression,” says Austin.Sam Rabideau who manges disabled veteran cases became very worried that this amibtious veteran’s disabilities were turning his life upside down.”His health was starting to deteriorate,” says Rabideau.

Owners of the Vineyard View Marketplace in Pasco spent several years raising money to purchase a $15,000 action track wheelchair, which Rabiduea believed would be perfect for the avid hunter.

“We just wanted to give back,” says owner Michelle Preston of the Vineyard View Marketplace.

Little did Austin know that this tank-like wheelchair, designed especially for hunting, would transport him anywhere he wanted to go.Now, this wheelchair is giving him a new outlook on his life.

“Now I don’t have to be stuck at home anymore,” says Austin.