Vet's new all-terrain wheelchair to help him enjoy the outdoors

Army veteran James Sitter poses for a photo in his donated all-terrain wheelchair May 16, 2017, in Oshkosh. (WLUK/Chris Bourassa)

OSHKOSH (WLUK) -- The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is Making a Difference for a veteran from Oshkosh.

James Sitter was awarded a gift Tuesday from the foundation: a new set of wheels.

The 69-year-old Army vet received a $14,000 all-terrain wheelchair. The chair will allow Sitter to participate in outdoor recreation activities including hunting and fishing.

Sitter says he has had trouble walking over the past year and a half. He was supposed to have knee replacement surgery in 2015, but suffered from a heart attack less than two weeks before that.

Sitter says he is excited to be able to do more things with his family.

"(The chair) goes over just about anything," Sitter said. "I've had it in the woods and it's super, it's great, it's a Godsend. I mean, it's part of me now, so wherever I go, this thing goes with me."

Money raised for the foundation comes from Firehouse Subs restaurants across the nation.

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