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A specialized truck gives Marty Norton freedom and more opportunity to perform his job at a state historical center​

Marty NortonMarty Norton, 53, needed a truck. And not just any truck. He needed a very specialized truck he could drive with his hands and would lift his wheelchair in and out of the vehicle so he could be better able to do his job at the Pete French Round Barn Visitor Center in Diamond, Oregon.  ​

​In 2004, Norton was riding his motorcycle when he struck a deer. As he was picking up his bike, he was hit and dragged 270 yards by a man driving a van. The accident caused the loss of his legs above the knees as well as 136 broken bones, a separated aorta, crushed vertebrae and more than three days of straight surgery. He uses prosthetic legs and a wheelchair.

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