|Published:||Mar 21, 2013 5:02 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Mar 21, 2013 8:46 PM EDT|
CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Our local war heroes are rolling out a special donation to help their own. Veterans with the American Legion donated wheelchairs to Cape Coral's new VA Clinic.
You might be able to hear them before you see them. These bikers with the American Legion Riders Post 336 had an important delivery: three specialized wheelchairs.
"We're all veterans, we all have to work together with this," said Tom Stoots.
He says each chair cost about $1,200.The vets raised the money through poker runs and barbecues.
Before this donation, the clinic only had two of these unique wheelchairs. "We all use this clinic. We're going to donate this equipment, we do it all the time, this is what the American Legion is all about, especially our post, 336."
The chairs are more user friendly, with smaller wheels. "In terms of working through the clinic, the wheels, the bearing design, helps us glide through the clinic easier. The arms go up and down for the different needs of the patient," said Dr. Tom Mattras.
"When I see the chairs, though, I see the commitment of not only Lee County Healthcare, but of this community, and how the veterans here are priority to to community," he said.
"We just want to let the community know what the American Legion stands for," said Stoots.
The American Legion Post 336 is located in North Fort Myers.
The bikers tell WINK News they're already starting to plan for their next big project.