Independence Corps’ Missions

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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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.

Suicide Intervention. Regardless of what’s the precise statistic to quote, Suicides and Attempted Suicides among our veteran population must be addressed. Independence Corps helps veterans regain independence and feelings of wellbeing through our Spartan Weekends. (As soon as Covid is behind us we will again have these veteran and caregiver retreats!)

You can be part of the solution, help us to reduce veteran suicides. Support our Spartan Weekend initiative!

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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 starting to provide the iBOT® Mobility System 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.
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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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An iBot for Col. Henderson, M.D.

Col. Kristine Henderson, M.D., 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 showing off her beaming smile in the brand new 2020 iBOT Mobility System we provided. Click on the title of this post to see a larger version.

More about Dr. Henderson…

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Our long-term webmaster, Kevin Rattan, was recently awarded the “Nigel Armstrong Impact Award” by ROI Training. The award  is in memory of Nigel Armstrong – a world class trainer and public speaker who passed away far too young. The award includes a substantial donation to a charity of the winner’s choice. Naturally, Kevin nominated Independence Corps, and we are grateful to him, to the late and much missed Nigel, and to ROI for their very generous donation.

Kevin is on the left in the photo; Nigel is on the right.

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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

 

 

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