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Corporal Franck Dupéré

Canadian Safe Step Walk-In Tub Co. was made aware of Corporal Franck Dupéré’s service by Operation Veteran founder Dr. Paul Kavanagh.

A soldier from the 4th Battalion of the Royal 22nd, which served in Afghanistan, Cpl. Dupéré was wounded by a suicide bomber in 2011. He lost an eye, mobility in his left hand, and part of his hearing. As part of its program of giving, Safe Step Cares decided to help Cpl. Dupéré with a state-of-the-art hydrotherapeutic tub donated by Canadian Safe Step Walk-In Tub Co., to help improve his mobility, independence, comfort, and safety.

At a press gathering at the LeBreton Gallery in the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Ontario, Cpl. Dupéré received his tub.

“We were touched by Franck’s story and Dr. Kavanagh’s letter, and decided to step in and see how we could help,” says Derek Farley, who oversees the Safe Step Cares program. “We are delighted to present Cpl. Dupéré with something that will change his life on the day Canada is honoring those who served in Afghanistan.”