Sunday, March 18, 2007

NBDL's Idaho Stampede Steps Up to Help Out an Ailing Veteran

Wendi Armstrong returned to Idaho from her third military tour in the Middle East in 2005.

Two years later, the 32-year-old Idaho Air National Guard veteran rarely has the energy to venture out of her home.

Even on good days, Armstrong walks with a pronounced limp and on bad days she must use a wheelchair.

Doctors have told her she may eventually need a wheelchair full time.

The good news part of this story started when the Idaho Stampede basketball team, a member of the NBA's Developmental League, stepped in.

They partnered with the Associated General Contractors and U.S. Bank to pay for a $45,000 remodel as part of their Operation Opening Doors program, Stampede Managing Investor Bill Ilett said.

The program helps wounded and ill military members and last year paid for new flooring for an Eagle Marine reservist paralyzed in a roadside bomb attack.

Click here to read the Idaho Stateman's article, "Team remodels house for ailing veteran."

Thanks to the NBDL official site for the tip.

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