Disabled U.S. Army veteran Karen Adams endured breast cancer and knee mobility issues while serving in Afghanistan in 2008. After undergoing surgery for the cancer, Adams began experiencing weakness in her left arm. This, on top of the knee issues, left Adams of Millersburg, Ind., unable to ride a road bike in the outdoors for exercise because of stability concern. And she wanted a bike to help with her knees.
Adams, a member of American Legion Post 215 in LaGrange, Ind., reached out to The American Legion Operation Comfort Warriors (OCW) program for a trike. Department of Indiana Commander Allen Connelly presented Adams with the OCW grant of a trike on June 25 inside Post 215.
“Receiving this bike will help me build up strength in knees and my left arm,” Adams said. “This bike will allow me to enjoy the outdoors while exercising unlike a stationary (bike). I wasn’t expecting such a great gift. It is greatly appreciated.”
OCW illustrates The American Legion's commitment to the recovery of wounded, injured and ill military servicemembers and veterans by providing rehabilitation equipment, therapy items and other comfort needs. Every dollar donated to the program goes toward these requested items and services that help veterans in their recovery.