The life of Lance Cpl. Michael DeLancey, a native of Pinellas Park, Fla., changed entirely in 2006 when he was injured in Iraq. A sniper’s bullet pierced DeLancey’s spinal cord, paralyzing him from the waist down and damaging his lung. Today, however, this very deserving disabled veteran will be presented with an accessible Honda Entervan modified by BraunAbility, a Winamac manufacturer of wheelchair-accessible vehicles.
The van is specially designed for DeLancey and wrapped completely in Marine digital camouflage, making it the perfect vehicle for the Wounded Warrior who has chosen to be a positive force in his community despite his life-altering injury. He volunteers his time as not only an ambassador for the Wounded Warrior project speaking with fellow veterans recovering from serious injuries, but also as an assistant coach for a youth football league in Pinellas Park.
Local veterans from the Winamac community as well as BraunAbility employees who have served in the military, family of service members, and BraunAbility representatives will attend today’s presentation at 11 a.m. ET at BraunAbility headquarters in Winamac.