Injured veterans hit the skies with Wings for Warriors

Wings for Warriors

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1378656952&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4302723&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1378656952 type=script]CALERA, Ala. (WIAT) – You could simply say, “thank you,” to veterans like Noah Galloway.

“I woke up Christmas morning in the Hospital. I had lost my left arm above the elbow and my left leg above the knee,” he recalls.

Galloway left college to join the military after the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001.

“I joined the 101st, severed as an infantry soldier and was in the invasion in Iraq in 2003, return in 2005 and was hit by a roadside bomb” he said.

Volunteers with Wings for Warrior treated injured veterans and their families to fun in the skies with the help of Over The Mountain aviation.

Ryanne Noss’ husband, Sgt 1st Class Scott Noss, didn’t get to fly.

“Because of scott’s injuries he’s unable to fly, he’s in a semi-comatose state so I get to fly in his place.”

A helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 2007 changed both their lives.

I was a 26 year old wife and I turned immediately into a caregiver. It’s been a struggle, but it’s been worth it to be able to keep Scott at home and keep him healthy there and just to try to improve his quality of life.”

“He’s a fighter,” she adds. “He keeps fighting everyday and as long as he’s willing to keep fighting, I’m there to fight for him.”

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