LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — An Army sergeant from Burbank, who was severely injured in the line of duty, was honored at Dodger Stadium Wednesday.

Army Sgt. Bryan Anderson was met with a standing ovation and applause during the Military Hero of the Game honor.

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Anderson lost both his legs and his left hand in an IED attack in 2005 during his second tour in Iraq. After he spent a year in the hospital, he was determined to keep living a good life.

He tried prosthetics but for him they didn’t feel efficient. He then spent years in a typical wheelchair, but that too, had its challenges.

“I was sitting there looking up all the time and I’m like, I don’t want to do that either,” he said.

Anderson became the spokesperson for the company, Quantum Rehab, and let them know what he and other injured soldiers really wanted: The chance to be eye-level with their friends.

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“And the next thing I know, this product materializes and I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s what I’m talking about.’ This is life-changing right here.”

The product he was referring to was a power wheelchair that moves up and down quickly.

Anderson says he felt more socially-accepted and accessed store shelves and restaurant counters more easily.

“It gives you your dignity back,” he said.

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As KCAL9’s Erica Nochlin reports, more wheelchairs with the iLevel technology are expected to be available later this month. Click here for more information.