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Local man doesn't let physical challenge overcome his ability to succeed

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Pictured on a recent hunting trip are Robbie Farrow (left), Darrell and Jill Felling and Jason Vermillion (right). Vermillion, who must rely on a wheelchair following a racing accident in 1996, recently brought home his first deer.
Physical limitations more than what most people experience in their lifetime didn't stop a Greencastle man from seeing a dream come true recently.

Jason Vermillion, who became confined to a wheelchair following a racing accident in 1996, recently harvested a trophy whitetail deer on a recent hunt. And he did it all on his own.

"This was no strike of luck or miracle of sorts," friend Darrell Felling said. "This was the result of a young man who, in part, overcame a great physical handicap, added his skill and then got the opportunity for a great deer harvest, thanks to our wonderful Mother Nature and natural resource."

When he's not accomplishing goals out in nature, Vermillion is working on Dixie Chopper lawn mowers, ATV's and all sorts of equipment.

"And above all, he has a wonderful attitude," Felling said.

Vermillion's friends and family say he is a wonderful role model and mentor to many people, with a strong belief. He puts his success and drive to accomplish the unthinkable to the credit of everyone but himself, Felling said.

Vermillion made a perfect shot with this Thompson Centerline Encore 50-caliber muzzleloader to take down the 150-plus class 10-point buck.

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thank god ! in these times of greed and moral decline, this young man brings a feel good story. may god bless you , and i hope you have many more successful hunts in your future

-- Posted by usmalein on Wed, Dec 26, 2007, at 5:37 AM

Jason your dedication and motivation inspires others. Keep it up!

-- Posted by nascar_Couple on Wed, Dec 26, 2007, at 4:46 PM

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