Meet Justin Anderson, a veteran of the Iraq war and cancer survivor who turned his specialized off-road wheelchair into a snowplow as a way to give back to his community. From the UPI:

Justin Anderson, an Iraq War veteran living in Bellevue, was given an off-road wheelchair by the Independence Fund charity to help him get around after his leg was amputated, and he decided to use the gift to help others in his community.

“I don’t want kids or parents having to go through the snow and possibly trip or hurt themselves,” Anderson told WOWT-TV. “I had a half-dozen people stop to take a picture because they hadn’t seen a chair like this before.”


Anderson told KMTV in Omaha, Neb. that he did so to “inspire other veterans” who have similar issues:

“I want to help inspire other veterans with mobility issues. There are still things you can do that you thought you might not be able to do after your injury.”

Video here of Anderson’s inspiring story here:


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  • NoFanofLibs

    Is it wrong of me to want a snow plow like that?

    • almarquardt


    • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      Heck, no, it’s pretty darn cool!

  • almarquardt

    I have all my arms and legs, am not a veteran, and I’m inspired.

  • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    Wasn’t this from about a week ago? I thought it was cool then. I wonder why it’s only hitting the Twitterverse now…

    • almarquardt

      Because everyone was too interested in Trump and the Iowa Caucus.

    • Protus Mose

      Yeah, it hit after the last snow storm we got here in Bellevue. Saw him clearing the sidewalks around the school when I took my kids that morning.

  • grais

    I Love This Story !

  • kennyraisin

    Must be dust in the air. Excuse me while I take care of my eyes.

  • whatev…✓ yo’self.

    He’s got a disability, but he still finds time to do something besides collecting checks? I’ve never heard of such a thing.

    • Taco bout ?FireandFury

      I resent that.

  • san rafael blue

    God bless him. He’s a young man, who’s life is forever changed to be a hard life.
    So good that he chooses time to be giving and pleasant than chronically angry and bitter. I hope to do the same were it me.

    • MarciaTheMurkyMuse? Variegated


  • MarciaTheMurkyMuse? Variegated

    Meanwhile, the Wun is shedding movie-tears in Baltimore over the staggering (pun intended) contributions of Muzz-mericans…

  • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

    That’s awesome! Well done, sir. ??

  • MoxieLouise1

    I can’t help but compare and contrast…our guys in wheelchairs do good deeds; ISIS guys in wheelchairs execute people in horrendous ways.

  • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    Life handed him a lemon and he not only made lemonade, but lemon cake and lemon meringue pie.