By Roger Phillips — firstname.lastname@example.org
They came to ride and reconnect, and easily mixed with the
dozens of volunteers who helped coordinate the inaugural Disabled Veterans
Many of the 13 wounded veterans who participated had never
ridden a snowmobile, including Chris Tschida of Meridian,
who lost a hand and sustained other injuries when an insurgent tossed two
grenades into his tank in Iraq.
Tschida wears a prosthetic hook on his left arm, but it didn't stop him from
joining his fellow veterans and trying out snowmobiling.
"I'm trying to see how far I can go," he said.
Tschida and his fellow veterans are all at least 50 percent
disabled from combat wounds or other service-related injuries.
Saved By Snowmobiles
The Disabled Veterans Snowmobile Ride was the brainchild of
Josh Callihan of Boise and done in cooperation
with a small army of volunteers from the Idaho State Snowmobile Association and
several Treasure Valley businesses.
Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2013/03/14/2490439/snowmobile-therapy-disabled-veterans.html