ITC Midwest presented an Action Trackchair to Scott Miller of Albia, through the Paralyzed Veterans of America – Iowa Chapter (PVA). As an active veteran, Miller serves as the volunteer Sports Director for the organization. His overall quality of life will be greatly enhanced with the new Action Trackchair.
Miller, 32, a 2005 graduate of Albia Community High School was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident in 2006 returning home from Iowa National Guard duty at Camp Dodge in Des Moines. The accident left him paralyzed from the waist down.
This is the sixth Trackchair purchased for paralyzed Iowa veterans by ITC. First developed 10 years ago, the Action Trackchair is an all-terrain wheelchair that has helped thousands of people worldwide with mobility-related disabilities. The cost of the Trackchair is around $13,000.
The Action Trackchair allows people to enjoy the outdoors by being able to navigate all types of terrain. Miller is an avid deer hunter. As Sports Director for IPVA he helps with trap shoots, fishing and hunting events and wheelchair events.
For several years, ITC Midwest employees have gathered for a summer charity golf outing to raise money toward the purchase of an Action Trackchair donated through the PVA’s Iowa Chapter. ITC employees have raised enough money for the purchase of one Trackchair each year to improve mobility for a veteran.
“We are sincerely appreciative to everyone at ITC Midwest who have donated to the cause of purchainsg Action Trackchairs for use by disabled veterans of the Iowa Chapter,” said Iowa PVA Executive Director Kim Gould, who was in Albia Tuesday to help present the chair to Miller at the Welcome Home Soldier Monument site. “These chairs have made it possible for these veterans to do things that would have never been possible without these gifts of independence.”
Joining Miller at Welcome Home Soldier were his sister, Tabitha Bricker, fiance, Melanie Sickles and father, Larry Miller, along with ITC employes and IPVA representatives.
ITC Midwest LLC is the largest independent electricity transmission company in the U.S. ITC Midwest operates more than 6,800 circuit miles of transmission lines in Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois and Missouri, and holds utility status in Wisconsin. ITC Midwest is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and maintains regional operating facilities in Dubuque, Iowa City and Perry, Iowa; and Albert Lea and Lakefield, Minnesota. ITC is a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., a leader in the North American regulated electric and gas utility industry.