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Meet Dennis Schulze, wheelchair road warrior

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 01:36

Dennis Schulze is set to arrive at Lambeau Field this weekend, after a 170-mile charity wheelchair journey through snow and sludge to raise money for charity. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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After more than six weeks and more than 150 miles on the road, Dennis Schulze is reaching the end of his journey. (SOUNDBITE) DENNIS SCHULZE, SAYING: "It's a challenge. There's people that can't even do on a nice day what I'm doing on a cold day, so it's for them. Honestly." Schulze began his odyssey in Janesville, Wisconsin… with the Green Bay Packers' Lambeau Field as his destination. He's on a mission to raise money for charities close to his heart. (SOUNDBITE) DENNIS SCHULZE, SAYING: "Alzheimer's, loss of my dad, cancer, loss of my mom, March of Dimes, St. Judes, for the cancer for kids, LEDR for my cousin Officer Ryan Copeland who got killed in the line of duty." Schulze lost his right leg almost five years ago in a truck accident. (SOUNDBITE) DENNIS SCHULZE, SAYING: "They had to cut my right leg off while I was awake with a 42 percent chance of living." He completed a similar ride to Wrigley Field last year. He says charity wheelchair rides keep him positive AND keep the memory of his parents alive. He rides about 5 miles a day, sometimes backwards, with his friend Joan following behind to make sure he's safe. (SOUNDBITE) FRIEND JOAN SOHN, SAYING: "Nothing will stop him. It doesn't matter if it's 30 below zero, there's a blizzard -- he'll do it anyway." (SOUNDBITE) DENNIS SCHULZE, SAYING: "It's like Forrest Gump, you know, he woke up one morning, grew a beard and took off running. And when he was done is was done. Right now, it's in my heart to keep going. When it's time to be done I'm sure I'll know." Schulze is set to complete his journey on Saturday… but the question remains: will he get the Gump inspiration to do it all again?

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Meet Dennis Schulze, wheelchair road warrior

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 01:36