This Veteran Makes Canes for Other Patriots Using Discarded Wood

by Allison Churchill

An accident early in Jamie Willis’s Army career left him in chronic pain and needing the support of a cane. In searching for a sturdy and cool cane, he found Oscar Morris, a Navy veteran who makes canes out of discarded wood. Morris encouraged Willis to make his own cane out of a Christmas tree. He liked the finished result so much he made another cane, and then another, giving them away and forming Canes for Veterans Central Texas in the process. Serving his veteran brothers and sisters gives Willis a sense of purpose.