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Veteran Plows Snow with Tricked-Out Wheelchair

Iraq war veteran Justin Anderson has modified an off-road wheelchair with a snow blade. Continue reading →

A Nebraska man has crafted one of the most innovative gadgets that we've seen in a while: a snow-plowing motorized wheelchair.

As local news station WOWT reports, Iraq war veteran Justin Anderson has tricked out his off-road wheelchair with a snow blade, which he uses to clear snow from sidewalks in his community.

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Anderson's volunteer plowing services are valued in his highly trafficked neighborhood, where a elementary school sits just down the block from his home.

"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," he told WOWT's Brian Mastre.

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While the modifications were all his own, Anderson's chair was donated by The Independence Fund, a non-profit organization that provides wounded veterans with all-terrain wheelchairs.

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Don't let old man winter get the best of you.