A man in Nebraska has found an innovative way of dealing with this winter’s snowfall. Justin Anderson has taken his off-road wheelchair and turned it into a snowplow. Even better, Anderson’s machine is for the benefit of the whole neighborhood.
“I don’t want kids and parents to slip or have to go traipsing through the snow, and possibly, you know, hurt themselves,” he tells WOWT 6 news. He also plows the streets because of the support that people have shown him during hard times as an Iraq War Veteran and then as a cancer patient. He says that “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.”
The wheelchair/snowplow is also pretty well made, with Anderson being able to adjust how high the blade is depending on how much snow there is.
The contraption, which you can see in the video above, looks pretty cool. And the goodwill in this story all comes full circle when it turns out that Anderson received the wheelchair in the first place to make it easier to get around. The very definition of paying it forward.