Sunday, January 10, 2016

Paralyzed Veteran Fighting Cancer Inspires Community

Community comes together to help disabled veteran 
By Shelley Walcott
Jan 09, 2016
"And then we had a team of people, including folks from New Boston fire, Team Rubicon and other community members here today to help build it."
Dan MacDonald
NEW BOSTON —A disabled veteran living with cancer in New Boston was stuck at home in bed until his community came together to help give him part of his life back.

Volunteers were hard at work in New Boston, motivated by Craig Maciaszek, a veteran who they called a source of inspiration.

"He's an amazing person with what he's facing," said Dan MacDonald, chief of the New Boston Fire Department. "His spirit just inspires you to want to do something for people."

Maciaszek spent several weeks in the hospital battling cancer.

"On my birthday, I was released from the hospital on Nov. 13 and found out I was paralyzed," Maciaszek said.
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