Wheelchair Of Injured Iraq War Veteran Returned

HOLBROOK, NY (CBSNewYork) – The wheelchair of a Long Island Army veteran who lost both his legs while serving in Iraq has been returned.

Christopher Levi’s wheelchair was discovered in the woods not far from his Holbrook home.

Police say a driver called them after spotting the wheelchair, which has a large embroidered Purple Heart on the back, near the intersection of Patchogue-Holbrook Road and Broadway Avenue Thursday afternoon.

Last week, the $3,000 custom-made wheelchair was stolen from outside Levi’s home on Mollie Boulevard.

wheelchair 2 Wheelchair Of Injured Iraq War Veteran Returned

The $3,000 custom-made wheelchair was found in the woods on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Now that he has it back, Levi says he forgives whoever stole his chair.

“If it was a group of young kids, I hope they learned. If it was an older person, you should know better,” he said.

Levi was awarded a Purple Heart after he was injured in 2008 by a roadside bomb in Iraq.

Please share your thoughts below…

  • Ray

    The articles title should read “Found” not “Returned”

  • sertas

    that’s a damm shaim that someone would steal his chair,but what’s even more shaimful is that it is not motorized here’s a man that sacrificed for his country and he has a non motorized chair ? obamma is right this country and the people in certain position’s are selling out the country for profit !!!!

  • michaelfury
  • brooklyn4ever

    I too am glad that he got it back and agree 110% with StormsNYC. If it is not nailed down, it will grow legs and walk away. Whomever of you took it in the first place, you should be ashamed.

  • StormsNYC

    Its great that he got his custom $3,000 wheelchair back, but I hope he learned a lesson as well, lock your stuff up or some knucklehead is going to walk off with it.

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