Paralyzed veteran gets wheelchair van
Curt Schultz (right) sits inside his new wheel chair van that was donated by Belle Davenport of Plymouth. Schultz received a spinal cord injury in 1984 and has been a quadriplegic since. This summer his wheel chair van was totaled in a Mankato accident and he has been without transportation since. Knowing Schultz’s need, Veterans Service Officer Greg Peterson has been on the look-out for a replacement van. Peterson was contacted by the Disabled American Veterans Donor Connect Coordinator last week and he immediately obtained the van and helped both parties transfer the title. The donor, Mrs. David Davenport gave both the van and a powered wheel chair that was given to another individual.
Her husband was a retired Army Colonel and private attorney who also suffered a paralyzing injury in an auto accident in 1993. Mr. Davenport passed away in late July and the family decided to pass forward this valuable specialized vehicle to another disabled Veteran.