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Navy veteran receives new chair after reaching out to Rescue Squad

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A Mid-Michigan man who supported his country reached out to the Rescue Squad in need.

Tim O'Neill, Navy veteran, is diabetic and his doctor said he must elevate his legs.

He had a chair that would help him, but it was in need of a new motor and control switch. He was afraid the whole chair would become useless if it wasn't fixed soon, that's why he reached out to the Rescue Squad.

Now, a month later O'Neill has a new chair thanks to an anonymous donor.

O'Neill was on the U.S.S. Nimitz in the late 1970s. He has a picture of a plane that was on the deck of the aircraft carrier he served on.

“I was what we called a non-designated airman,” O’Neill said.

The Bay City native also volunteered to help out with the Jerry Lewis Telethon for 20 years.

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