Veteran Receives All-Terrain Chair with Grant from Sgt. David J. Smith Fund

FREDERICK, MD – July 12, 2017: The Sgt. David J. Smith Memorial Fund, one of more than 679 funds managed by The Community Foundation of Frederick County, recently provided a $15,404 grant to Operation Second Chance for an all-terrain power chair to help Sgt. Ryan Major, an Army veteran. Sgt. Major suffered severe head trauma and lost both legs and several fingers in 2006 while with the 3rd Armored Division in Ramadi, Iraq from an IED explosion. His positive attitude helped him recover from his injuries, and he competed in the 2016 DoD Warrior Games and the Invictus Games, both competitive sporting events for wounded and injured service members and veterans. To make a gift to The Sgt. David J. Smith Memorial Fund, visit Pictured, from left: John Jones, fund representative, Sgt. Major, and Mary Jane McWilliams, fund representative.