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Combat Veteran Makes 'Tankchair' For His Partially Paralyzed Wife

Posted: Updated: - Combat Veteran Brad Soden hated to see his wife in tears when her partial paralysis held her back from family hikes and camping trips.  In his determination to help his wife, Brad created an incredible 'Tankchair' which allowed his wife Liz to go back out on those camping and hiking trips.

In an interview with Matt Lauer Liz said, "When we went to the snow, I would sit in the car. Now I can get out, and I can chase my kids around, and I can go with them. Just the hiking and getting out — I'm not a prisoner anymore in the car and in the house."

Brad hopes to provide 'Tankchairs' free of charge to wounded warriors, but the chairs are being classified as recreation vehicles which are not covered by insurance.  The chair costs between $12,000 and $15,000 to make, and is becoming quite the hit for disabled veterans as there is a a three-month waiting list.

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