Marine veteran encourages other injured vets to participate in life-changing adaptive sports
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A local veteran has made it his mission to encourage other injured veterans to keep moving and get into adaptive sports.
Noah Currier stopped by the Milwaukee VA to get fitted for a new wheelchair on Wednesday. He served in the US Marine Corps and completed two tours. When he came back from Iraq in 2003, he was in a bad car accident that paralyzed him. He battled depression but found his purpose in adaptive sports.
"Adaptive sports is what pulled me out of it and I got involved in the VA," said Currier.
A few years ago, he was inspired to start Oscar Mike, a foundation and clothing company. It provides funds for injured veterans so they can participate in life-changing adaptive sports.
"If you think about it in a wheelchair your life ends where the pavement ends. One of the things that we do is we offer programs that get you off the road. We take guys, give them flight lessons, throw them out of an airplane, take them off-roading, shooting kayaking all sorts of really cool stuff," said Currier.
This year the Oscar Mike Foundation is hosting the US Quad Rugby Association National Championships in Rockford, Illinois from March 29-31.
"There's a bunch of ways to help and we need all the help we can get," said Currier.
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