Army Veteran, Double Amputee Received Customized Wheelchair

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Freedom Alliance continues support for military veterans and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dexter, N.Y – (August 27, 2020) – Freedom Alliance, an organization supporting wounded troops and military families, presented a customized, all-terrain wheelchair to Dexter resident, Specialist Edward Guldin, United States Army.

Edward joined the Army at age 20 in November 2009. He was stationed at Fort Drum in New York, serving three years as an Infantryman. While on deployment to Afghanistan in March of 2011, he lost both legs due to an IED blast. He suffered additional combat-related injuries, including a TBI and severe PTSD. He earned a Purple Heart before he was medically discharged in March 2013.

He currently lives in Dexter with his wife, Amanda, and their four children, ages 2 to 8.

“Receiving this chair will help me become more of the person I was before my accident. This will allow me to more easily hunt, fish and once again participate in many of my favorite outdoor adventures. It will give me back my independence and freedom,” Edward commented.

“These specialized chairs,” explained Freedom Alliance President Tom Kilgannon, “give troops like Ed who’ve been injured in combat a renewed freedom of mobility and greater comfort. In providing these chairs, it’s more than a matter of convenience; it has a real and positive impact on their rehabilitation.”

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