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A life-changing machine has made a big impact on a San Angelo Veteran’s life: the purchase of a trackchair, an all-terrain power chair designed to be used in rugged terrains. With help through West Texas VA Health Care System, Bobby Boehm can do several outdoor activities he wasn’t able to do before.

Boehm served from 1985 to 1995 in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a tow gunner and instructor for the School of Infantry.

During his time in service, Boehm developed a condition called complex regional pain syndrome. The syndrome was caused by several accidents and injuries. He was in three separate helicopter crashes and also fell from a 150-foot cliff in the middle of the night.

“When I fell off that cliff, my pack and radio saved my life,” said Boehm. “The good lord was by my side and I am thankful I lived to tell my story.”

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