GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A North Carolina disabled veteran turned a little goodwill into four wheels.
John Adamiec served six years in the military including tours in Iraq before retiring due to injury. Four months later, Adamiec got into a motorcycle accident that left him as a quadriplegic.
Fit for Life 24 gym in Greenville hosted the fundraiser and raised $1,000 to help Adamiec buy a vehicle.
His trainer Matt Olson also set up a GoFundMe account that raised over $5,000.
Now thanks to both efforts, Adamiec was able to put a down payment on a new ride last week.
The Army veteran purchased a yellow Fiat and had it retro-fitted with hand controls.
“Being able to drive on my own and be able to get around where I need to without having to beg for a ride, its helped out my family, said Adamiec. “My wife’s stress levels are way down.”
He says it may be a little car but it’s making a big impact on his life.
“You know I’m gonna start college next semester,” said Adamiec.” That wasn’t an idea 2 months ago because I didn’t have a way to get to college.”
He plans to attend Pitt Community College and study towards a degree in physical therapy or nutrition.