Hunting, fishing and other outdoor pursuits are often out of reach for paralyzed military veterans. Soon, with the help of ITC employees, more veterans will have access to specialized all-terrain wheelchairs.
Through charitable contributions from its employees, ITC has raised funds to purchase nine track chairs from Action Trackchairs to be used by veterans from communities in Michigan, Iowa, Oklahoma and Kansas.
“I am grateful for our employees’ generosity toward this cause, I know many of us hold it near to our hearts,” said Joe Welch, chairman, president and CEO of ITC Holdings, Corp.
DES MOINES (KCCI/CNN) – A quadriplegic Iowa woman got a special opportunity to hunt turkey as part of the Wheelin’ Sportsmen Spring Turkey Hunt.
OSKALOOSA, Iowa – April 9, 2015 may be an ordinary day for most folks, but for Cole Nilson it marks one-year anniversary of the day he was paralyzed while trying to help others. In 2014, Landon Shaw, of Tarkio, Missouri, was five-months-old and had stage four brain cancer. Landon’s family created a Facebook page, on March 30, 2014, asking people to “Plunge for Landon” and then post their plunge to the page. Each plunger would send the Shaw family money, to help cover Landon’s medical expenses (Landon is still fighting his cancer). Cole Nilson took the challenge and dove into a pond, head first. It was in that moment that Nilson’s charitable action turned into a battle for his life.
WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Harvesting a pair of pheasants could be considered a success for any hunter.
But for 45-year-old Troy Bird, those two kills represented something much more.
“What he gets out of it is just getting outside,” Bird’s friend and hunting partner Paul Roskelly said. “Also, going and getting his own food. It makes him feel like he’s contributing to taking care of himself.”
Bird, who was injured in a rock climbing accident at age 16, is a quadriplegic.
“Shooting from the lip” is no joke for farmer Clyde Thomas when he embarks on a quest to shoot deer and feral animals from his home just south of Eden on the New South Wales far south coast.
The 61-year-old quadriplegic has to use his mouth to fire a gun.
Mr Thomas was paralysed from the chest down as a result of a car accident in which he was a passenger in 1989.
He explains that it usually takes just over a month for him to prepare for a hunting trip.