Today we want to share a very “special” case from our Liberty township, Youngstown Ohio office.
Rolling in Victory
A couple of weeks ago, I got a frantic call from a VSC caseworker. He had a disabled veteran all lined up to go to the Special Olympics in Atlanta, but the veteran had no way to get to the airport and time was quite short.
The veteran lost his leg and needed a special van with a lift that can haul his chair. At the last minute, a few phone calls were made and Veterans’ Outreach was able to make arrangements to get him to the airport. He participated in bowling, basketball, swimming, and javelin. No gold metals this year, even though he has won the gold in the past, but he did place in some of the events.
Then it was time to come home, and the same thing happened – no arrangement had been made. We were able to pool our resources and get him home safely. It’s very rewarding when we work with several groups to achieve victory over a tough problem, and it all comes together to benefit the veteran.