'Dutchman' flies with Pride Mobility

Friday, November 30, 2007

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Robert VanVranken recently completed a 1,500-mile trip from St. Paul, Minn., to New York City--on a Pride Legend power wheelchair, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The 49-year-old VanVranken, known as "The Rolling Dutchman," made the trip to raise awareness and money for veterans issues. VanVranken, who is not a veteran, lost his left leg after a Metro Transit bus hit him last year. During his trip, VanVranken stopped at veterans hospitals, memorials and Veterans of Foreign War posts.