This Disabled Vet Hacked His Wheelchair to Help His Neighbors During Snowstorms

Not all heroes wear capes.

Iraq War veteran Justin Anderson lost a leg, and he’s battled brain cancer. But when the snow comes — as it often does this time of year in Bellevue, Nebraska— Anderson fires up an off-road wheelchair he outfitted with a plow blade and starts clearing sidewalks.

Anderson told WOWT-TV that he’s doing it for the reasons you’d expect from a guy who has already given so much to his country: to serve his fellow citizens.

“The community has supported me immensely with my struggles and tough times as I had a leg amputated and my fight with brain cancer,” he told WOW-TV. “This is my way of giving back,”  

He’s not just taking care of his own space, but handling sidewalk clearing duties around the block. And his neighbors are grateful. “It’s very gratifying. It’s nice to know you’re appreciated,” he told the TV station, “But even if I didn’t get any response from anyone – or nobody said Thank You – I’d still do it.”

We believe him. That’s exactly what you’d expect one of the good guys to say. Watch the full video on this everyday hero below.

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h/t WOWT