Independence Corps’ Missions & June 12, 2021 Veterans and Celebrities Baseball Game Globe Life Field (Texas Rangers Stadium)

Join us and help restore independence and dignity to disabled veterans and first responders that comes with greater mobility.

We thank Dean Kamen, & DEKA Research for reinventing the iBOT and putting their new iBOT into production through Mobius Mobility  http://mobiusmobility.com/.

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You can be part of the solution and help us restore a veteran or first responder’s Independence. Support us and buy a ticket to the June 12 Veterans and Celebrity Baseball games at Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Field.

https://www.mlb.com/rangers/tickets/events/celebrity-softball-classic

If you want to have a box, contact Tim Klund at tk@vervesystemsllc.com

If you are a civilian, contact lmerrow@mobiusmobility.com about getting a new iBOT.

If you are a veteran or injured first responder, contact gary.lawson@independencecorps.org about being considered by Independence Corps for a new iBOT.

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Now Helping Firefighters, Police Officers Injured in the Line of Duty

As Co-Founder and President of Independence Corps Foundation, after a more than 35 year legal career representing police and fire and other government pension systems, I am proud to share that in addition to continuing to provide mobility devices to veterans, in 2020 we are also providing iBOT® Mobility System and Track Chairs to Firefighters and Police Officers injured and disabled in the Line of Duty.  

Gary Lawson, J.D., LL.M, President

Injured in the line of duty, shot by a drug dealer, Ft. Worth Texas Police Officer Lisa Ramsey received her new iBOT surrounded by an honor guard of Manchester NH Police Officers. Officer Ramsey’s iBot was paid for by donations to Independence Corps. Holding the check for us is iBOT inventor, Dean Kamen.

And retired Houston Police Officer Chase Cormier, both an Army Vet and injured as a HPO pilot in a helicopter crash

https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2020/10/15/hpd-officer-injured-in-helicopter-crash-gets-mobility-back-thanks-to-gifted-wheelchair/?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

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COVID -19 HELP FOR FIRE, POLICE AND HOSPITAL TEAMS.

Independence Corps, in concert with one of our donors, Warfighter Hemp, a largely veteran owned and operated vendor of CBD products, tasked its Hemp farm to produce CDC compliant Hand Sanitizers. Independence Corps is accepting donations earmarked exclusively by donors to buy and distribute to fire, police departments and medical facilities in a number of U.S. Cities to help protect these first responders on the front line of this war with Covid-19.

If you want to help click on the Donate Button at the top.

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iBot Recipient Col. Henderson, M.D. Dies 2021

We are sad to report the tragic early death of Col. Kristine Henderson, M.D., a 2020 IBOT recipient. Dr. Henderson was trained at the Uniformed Services University medical school, later becoming an Air Force physician. Following 9/11, Dr. Henderson volunteered and trained as a Critical Care Air Transport Team physician and in 2003 deployed in Operation Enduring Freedom to Iraq.

When Dr. Henderson returned from Iraq, she became chief of the Critical Care Air Transport Team at Patrick AFB in FL. Unfortunately, she was then diagnosed with multiple sclerosis forcing her to retire from her career as an AF physician.

Below is a short video Dr. Henderson shared with us when she was enjoying her new iBOT.

More about Dr. Henderson…

Newest iBOT Recipient

Staff Sgt. Matthew Lammers, a twice purple heart recipient, an Army veteran who lost his three limbs while serving in Iraq.

Matt’s wife just said, “This morning he asked to walk with me and promised to keep me safe. Ibot is changing our lives!”

A Vet, His Track Chair and His Horse

Back from serving in a war zone, he broke his neck in three places and suffered quadriplegic spinal injuries. Now, this veteran shows other vets that with determination there is a real worthwhile life after catastrophic injuries. He’s paying it forward and Independence Corps was proud to provide him his Track Chair.

Veteran, Trackchair and his horse Johnathan Merchant

 

 

Marine Continues to Serve

Lance Corporal Everett K Cole, USMC, Retired, was born in 1949 joined the Marine Corps in 1968, deploying to Vietnam in Feb 1969.

On May 22, 1969 Lcpl Cole stepped on a Land Mine severing his right leg just below the knee and shattering his left leg.

Everett married Alice in 1970 and they had 3 daughters born 1973, ‘74 and ‘78

In 1975 Everett got his Bachelor’s degree in History from Huntingdon College and began his lifetime career at VA Regional Office, Montgomery, retiring at age 55.

In 2014 Everett became a double amputee due to wounds to his left leg in Vietnam.

In 2016 Everett and Alice bought a 65-acre farm which they named “Freedom Farm”, where he hosts veterans for hunting and fishing events and in 2018 the Coles completed one Bucket List Visiting all 50 States with  6,000 miles in their  MV-1.

Today, Lcpl. Everett and Alice Cole hang out on the farm (like a little boy in his sandbox and toy tractors) repairing roads, cutting trails, butt scooting nearly ¼ mile after he got the JD stuck and had forgotten his phone and gun to call for help! Life is truly an ‘Adventure’ for this ole Marine

LCPL Everett Cole

Every MONTH since July 2017, Lcpl Everett Cole has been the longest-running donor to Independence Corps, paying it forward to benefit other soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines who are in need of advanced mobility devices. Oorah Marine Lance Corporal Everett Cole.

July 2020 Everett and Alice Cole celebrated their 50th Anniversary. You can wish them Happy Anniversary, make a donation today.

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