ELLWOOD (KDKA) – A World War II hero who survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor reached out to Get Marty with a very special need.
“I never get downstairs. I’m stuck up here,” says 97-year-old Joe Gasper of Ellwood City.READ MORE: Former Steelers Player Ryan Switzer Asking For Prayers After Infant Son Diagnosed With COVID-19, Set To Face Surgery
Joe is a highly decorated veteran who was riding in a transport vehicle on December 7th 1941.
“I was blown out of my vehicle. I was tossed over a cliff,” says Joe.
Joe was injured at Pearl Harbor. In fact his son sent Get Marty an e-mail, “My father is going to be 98-years-old in a couple months. He was wounded at Pearly Harbor and is one of the few survivors left. He cannot make it down the stairs anymore. My dad feels you can help him Marty.” He was right.READ MORE: Rocker, TV And Radio Host Michael Stanley Dies At 72
We reached out to Carl D’Alicandro with A-Plus Stair Lifts of Pittsburgh.
“I love to help people. My father was a veteran. My brother was a Vietnam Veteran,” says D’Alicandro.
D’Alicandro put a new stair lift in Joe’s house.
“God bless you Carl. God bless you Marty,” says Joe.MORE NEWS: Pa. State Police Investigating After Two People Wounded In Exchange Of Gunfire Between Two Vehicles In Sharpsburg
Joe loves the new stair lift.