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Medical equipment store helps veterans visit World War II memorial

by jmaloni

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Tue, Oct 15th 2013 11:00 pm

On Wednesday, Health System Services of Wheatfield will help local veterans take part in the "WNY Heroes Flight."

The program, which is sponsored by State Sen. George Maziarz, allows veterans to travel to Washington, D.C., and visit the World War II Memorial. Many of those veterans are in need of a wheelchair, cane or walker in order to fully enjoy the day's activities. Health System Services has agreed to provide wheelchairs to each and every veteran who may need one during their trip to Washington, D.C.

Each veteran is accompanied by a "guardian," who will assist him or her during travel, including use of his or her wheelchair in the airport and throughout the day.

"When Sen. Maziarz contacted me, I immediately thought of my father," explained Health System Services President Robert Minicucci Sr. "The fact that he is a WWII vet himself made the donation of these wheelchairs that much more meaningful."

Maziarz said, "Our goal on this trip is to make sure our 'Heroes' have a memorable and rewarding experience. They deserve to see their memorial, and this generous loan of wheelchairs from HSS removes the worry some veterans may have had about traveling."

Health System Services, established in 1996, is a provider of home medical equipment, oxygen and CPAP, with a full-service showroom located at 6867 Williams Road. For more information, call 716-283-4879 or visit www.healthsys.net.

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