Wounded marine to receive donation from his own family's foundation

When one of Cynthia Ventura's sons, Marine Cpl. Jerome D. Ventura died, she started a project to obtain special bicycles built for military amputees. Then her son Marine Lance Cpl. Billy Ventura was the victim of a hit and run. Now paralyzed from the waist down, he will be the recipient of one of the bikes. Videojournalist: Jessica Rotkiewicz (July 13, 2013)

When one of Cynthia Ventura's sons, Marine Cpl. Jerome D. Ventura died, she started a project to obtain special bicycles built for military amputees.  Then her son Marine Lance Cpl. Billy Ventura was the victim of a hit and run.  Now paralyzed from the waist down, he will be the recipient of one of the bikes.  Videojournalist: Jessica Rotkiewicz (July 13, 2013)

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