Vets help fellow vet receive new motorized wheelchair - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Vets help fellow vet receive new motorized wheelchair

PHOENIX (CBS5) -

U.S. Navy veteran Myron Marquardt used to depend on his manual wheelchair to get him to and from the hospital about a mile from his home. That was until a group of fellow vets came together to help get Marquardt into a motorized chair.

"One of these veterans' moms, her death bead wish was for a veteran to get that scooter, so here it is," said retired U.S. Marine Mory Tait.

"She didn't want to give it away to Goodwill or something like that, and that's what we did," said veteran Harold Hewey, whose mother donated the chair.

Following the donation of the scooter, The Ability Center in north Phoenix not only refurbished the chair, but will provide free maintenance and three years worth of battery replacement for Marquardt.

Chip Stoecker, manager of The Ability Center, said he and his store were happy they could help  a deserving vet.

"It's going to help me a lot.  To go from my house, to the store, and over to the hospital," said Marquardt.

Marquardt, along with his band of brothers, hope the public will continue to remember our vets and assist them whenever possible.

"I love all the people that take care of our vets," added Marquardt.

If you have a motorized wheelchair or scooter that you'd consider donating to a vet, please contact The Ability Center by clicking here.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation).  All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • School closings in the Pine Belt

    School closings in the Pine Belt

    Monday, January 15 2018 10:43 PM EST2018-01-16 03:43:51 GMT
    Photo credit: Raycom Image Bank School bus graphicPhoto credit: Raycom Image Bank School bus graphic

    Severe winter weather has caused several schools around the Pine Belt to close. The following schools will be closed on Tuesday Jan. 16th due to winter weather:

    More >>

    Severe winter weather has caused several schools around the Pine Belt to close. The following schools will be closed on Tuesday Jan. 16th due to winter weather:

    More >>
  • JCJC Greene County, Jasper County centers to close early Tuesday

    JCJC Greene County, Jasper County centers to close early Tuesday

    Monday, January 15 2018 10:34 PM EST2018-01-16 03:34:30 GMT
    The closings affect the Greene County and Jasper County centers. (Photo source: JCJC)The closings affect the Greene County and Jasper County centers. (Photo source: JCJC)
    The Jones County Junior College Greene County Center and the Jasper County Center will close early on Tuesday due to winter weather.  The Greene County Center will suspend regular operations at 12:30 p.m., which includes all night classes held there. The Jasper County Center will close at 11 a.m. Please check the JCJC website www.jcjc.edu for updates.  Copyright WDAM 2018. All rights reserved.More >>
    The Jones County Junior College Greene County Center and the Jasper County Center will close early on Tuesday due to winter weather.  The Greene County Center will suspend regular operations at 12:30 p.m., which includes all night classes held there. The Jasper County Center will close at 11 a.m. Please check the JCJC website www.jcjc.edu for updates.  Copyright WDAM 2018. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Smith County School District closes Tuesday for winter weather

    Smith County School District closes Tuesday for winter weather

    Monday, January 15 2018 10:22 PM EST2018-01-16 03:22:16 GMT
    Smith County School District will be closed Tuesday. (Photo source: SCSD Facebook)Smith County School District will be closed Tuesday. (Photo source: SCSD Facebook)
    The Smith County School District will be closed Tuesday due to potential winter weather.  The announcement was made in a press release from Operations Director Robert W. Miles. The school also posted the notice on Facebook. Smith County School District Copyright WDAM 2018. All rights reserved. More >>
    The Smith County School District will be closed Tuesday due to potential winter weather.  The announcement was made in a press release from Operations Director Robert W. Miles. The school also posted the notice on Facebook. Smith County School District Copyright WDAM 2018. All rights reserved. More >>
Powered by Frankly