Steven Gore spent 600 hours carving a tribute to veterans.
KENTWOOD, Mich. (WZZM) -- A West Michigan man will also be displaying his tribute to people who have served in the military this weekend at Kentwood's Veterans Memorial Park.
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Steven Gore grew up in a military family, and has been carving for 15 years.
Three years ago, Gore was badly beaten by two teenagers armed with a metal baseball bat and tire iron. More than 15 hours passed before someone found him.
A group of Ohio veterans helped Gore recover. To show his appreciation, he spent nearly 600 hours carving this sculpture out of locust wood.
The tribute to military members will be raffled off to help the Wounded Warrior Project.
"They told me I'd never carve again, but I do," says Gore. "They told me I'd never rank again, I'm ranked eighth in the world. And they told me I couldn't raise a million dollars with a saw. They shouldn't have done that, because now I have to."
Gore also plans to carve live at the park. A portion of proceeds from those carvings will go to a family in need.