Work Vessels for Vets travels to Georgia to deliver new tractor to severely injured Marine

Maysville, Ga. — On June 3, severely injured U.S. Marine Cpl. Sean Adams of Maysville, Ga., received a special delivery from Work Vessels for Vets Inc., a Connecticut-based nonprofit that equips America's veteran-entrepreneurs with the tools they need for self-employment.  

Work Vessels for Vets Inc. using funds from an anonymous donor, purchased a specially adapted John Deere tractor valued at $60,000 to help Adams manage his 67-acre farm.

"I am so grateful for this unbelievable tractor! Thank you again for the assistance with regaining my independence back. It's just what I need to help me maintain my farm for as long as my body is able," said Adams to the crowd of former comrades, friends and family at his farm.

A recipient of the Purple Heart from injuries sustained in Afghanistan, it has been a long road back from Afghanistan for Adams.

On the morning of Feb. 10, 2012, Adams was in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on a reconnaissance patrol, searching for improvised explosive devices. According to his description of that day, he spotted the indicators marking one nearby. He was unaware, however, of the IED 2 feet in front of him. The blast took both of Sean's legs above the knee, injured his right and left hands as well as his right arm. He also partially lost vision in his left eye.

 

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