Iraq War vet joins Quantum Rehab
EXETER, Pa. - Iraq War veteran Bryan Anderson joined Quantum Rehab (a division of Pride Mobility) in May as the company's spokesman.
The 26-year-old native of Rolling Meadows, Ill., joined the U.S. Army in the spring of 2001. During his second tour of duty, on Oct. 23, 2005, a roadside bomb hit his Humvee. Anderson lost his right leg at the hip, his left leg six inches below the hip and his left arm below the elbow. During his recovery at Walter Reed hospital in Washington, D.C., his father selected Quantum's Q6000 power chair for him. Anderson's enthusiasm for the chair makes him an ideal spokesman, say Pride officials.
"I love the chair," Anderson said. "It's powerful enough to keep me from getting stuck. I don't really have to give a lot of thought to what it can do or where it can go. I just go."
Using prosthetics and his Q6000, Anderson now lives independently in Rolling Meadows. As Quantum's spokesman he'll attend various trade shows and work closely with Pride's marketing department to promote consumer education and evaluate new products.