Lineville Man Receives Standing Wheelchair to Assist Him in Work

A Lineville man is looking forward to increasing his opportunities for future employment as he receives his Superstand Standing wheelchair. Tim Tucker is paralyzed from falling off a roof in 2014 but that never stopped him from continuing to do what he enjoys. Tucker had been a truck driver for more than 20 years before his accident and decided he wanted to become a certified welder.

Tucker began taking welding classes at Gadsden State and working closely with the Alabama Department of Rehab Services to get his wheelchair funded through the rehab service. Today Tucker was given his standing wheelchair and says he’s looking forward to accomplishing a lot more.

The Superstand Standing Wheelchair is custom-manufactured by The Standing Company from Saginaw, Missouri. Vice President of The Standing Company Raymond Maczik wanted to personally deliver the standing chair to Tucker and says Tim is an inspiration to many.

Tucker has a total of three different certifications in welding and is looking forward to becoming a teacher’s assistant in the welding department at Gadsden State.


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