Disabled North Texas veteran given life-changing gift

- It was a magical night for a North Texas veteran at the Texas Rangers game. Not only did his team claim victory, but he got a life-changing gift.

Retired Marine and longtime Rangers fan Cpl. Patrick Myers was surprised with a new custom all-terrain wheelchair from the veterans' charity The Independence Fund.

“I took up fly fishing about a year ago, so I’m excited. I’m going to take it down to the Brazos for fly fishing,” he said.

Cpl. Myers was deployed to Iraq in 2005 and served in more than 80 combat missions before his vehicle was hit with an IED. He lost both of his legs, but thankfully was able to come back home to his family in Joshua.

“I lost a lot of good friends, a lot of good leaders, but I don’t want it to be for nothing. I saw a lot of good over there. You know, we just gotta get ISIS and take care of business,” he said when asked about President Obama’s plan to send more troops to Iraq.

For more information about The Independence Fund, visit www.alliesforindy.org.

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