Paralyzed Wisconsin Man Able to Hunt Again
Ever since an accident in 2003 left Matt Deicher paralyzed from the neck down, he has dreamed of hunting again. He was working as an EMT, when the ambulance was involved in a rollover accident. All three EMTs in the ambulance were injured, the victim they were transporting died. With the help of Empowered Dream Hunts, a non profit that helps people with illnesses or disabilities return to hunting, Deicher will be able to go hunting.
Deicher has been a deer hunter since the age of 12. Hunting is something he was missing in his life since the accident. He is excited to be able to go hunting with his brother, and 17 year old son. Deicher found a gun mount that he can put on his wheel chair. The mounts costs about $1700 and the hunt around $2500. The mount will allow him to aim with his chin, and then blow through a straw to fire the gun.
A family friend, Jerry Karlen, is the president of the Central Wisconsin Conservation Club. Karlen nominated Deicher for the hunt. They plan on driving Deicher and his family to a platform that would raise the group up to a blind in Little Lakes Ranch in Irma. If that fails, the group will surround Deicher with a blind. From Wausau Daily Herald.