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Veteran looks to donate prosthetic leg to Boston bombing victims

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Army veteran David Wilson, of Swainsboro, plans to donate his prosthetic leg to bombing victims on Boston. Army veteran David Wilson, of Swainsboro, plans to donate his prosthetic leg to bombing victims on Boston.
SWAINSBORO, GA (WTOC) -

Sudden loss is something David Wilson understands. The Army veteran lost his leg nearly a decade ago, long after serving his country.

"I didn't even know I had diabetes until I had a sore on my toe and I went to the VA in Atlanta. They tried at first to take my toe off and that wouldn't work so they took my leg off," said the Swainsboro resident.

His sympathies immediately went to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing when he heard some had lost arms or legs in the explosion near the finish line.

"It gets to you, especially if you've got something somebody can use. What he has is an extra prosthesis still in good shape," he said. 

The challenge now is finding a person or an agency up there that can use it and a way to get it there. He said the leg has given him independence over a wheelchair and it's something he doesn't take for granted.

"I'm glad to find somewhere I can donate it to instead of it sitting in there in the closet doing nothing," he said. 

He just wants to help any of those victims get back on their feet as soon as possible.

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