Sergeant Jordan Brown faithfully served the United States for seven years. During his second tour of duty in Iraq, Jordan broke his left arm. He later learned that the underlying cause of the break was cancer. The cancer is now gone, along with his left arm.
Jordan, his wife Monica, and their two daughters now live on a small farm in southern Iowa. Mowing the two-acre farm lawn would normally be Jordan’s responsibility, but last year Monica did this with an 18-inch walk-behind push mower.
Jordan has been working with Operation First Response, Inc. to help other wounded veterans. Following an interview for this cause at radio station KGGO in Des Moines, Iowa, Jordan was surprised with his very own joystick-controlled zero-turn riding lawn mower, donated by Country Clipper.
Headquartered in Corydon, Iowa, Country Clipper designs and builds zero-turn mowers with unique features, including joystick steering. “We knew this would work so well for him,” said Country Clipper President Carl Shivvers. Country Clipper’s joystick steering was designed for easy one-hand zero-turning control and proved to be a great fit for this American hero, who promptly displayed his skills by zipping around the KGGO parking lot.
Operation First Response supports America’s wounded heroes and their families with personal and financial needs. Services are provided from the onset of injury, throughout their recovery period and along their journey from military life into the civilian world. Financial aid varies as each case is based on individual needs, ranging from rent, utilities and vehicle payments to groceries, clothing and travel expenses. For more information or to donate to this organization, visit operationfirstresponse.org.
If you are not familiar with Country Clipper they have a unique single joystick controlled zero-turn mower. It is a blast to drive! Visit their website here: http://www.countryclipper.com/