This all-terrain wheelchair will help a Vietnam veteran go on true hunting trips.
Jesus Quintana is a double amputee, but still makes an effort to get out in the field during hunting season. Unfortunately, the trips typically require lots of help and less-than-ideal locations or spots. Quintana’s wheelchair can’t handle ruts, snow or rocks well, and there have been times where he has to stay behind, left on a road or field because his chair can’t bring him any farther.
Now, as reported by USA Today, Quintana has a new lease on his life’s mobility. Check out the video:
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Thanks to the American Legion Post 182 in New Palestine, Indiana, Quintana will get to try turkey hunting for the first time, and rely on a higher clearance and thick treads instead of wheels on his motorized chair.
Not only will the all-terrain wheelchair help him hunt, but it will also decrease concern when snow falls, which can be enough to make a wheelchair-bound person stay inside and avoid the slippery conditions.
The American Legion post raised the money to purchase the wheelchair by holding Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournaments, and hopes to do the same for another vet this year.
The chair is called the Action Trackchair and built by Action Manufacturing of Marshall, Minnesota.