Independence Corps’ Mission

Helping to restore injured American Veterans their Independence, freedom and dignity that comes with greater Mobility.

Suicide Intervention. Regardless of what’s the precise statistic to quote, Suicides and Attempted Suicides among our veteran population must be addressed. Independence Corps has seen that helping veterans regain independence can help with feelings of wellbeing, but we want to work to be part of the solution to reduce veteran suicides and so we have begun a Spartan Weekend initiative!

DEKA and Toyota just inked an agreement that will lead to the manufacture and sale of the next generation iBOT. 

http://corporatenews.pressroom.toyota.com/releases/toyota-deka-research-partnership-may21.htm 

CURRENT iBOT “WRENCH”  PROBLEM? OPERATION ONWARD, A SEPARATE 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATION, HAS A TOLL FREE NUMBER 844 576-1377 A  VOLUNTEER WILL TRY AND HELP CLEAR IBOT WRENCHES WITH THE CIPHER CHALLENGE CODE, DAYTIME HOURS IN THE EASTERN TIME ZONE.

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iBots

AS OF DECEMBER 2015 WE ARE NOW SUPPORTED BY NEWMAN’S OWN FOUNDATION.

Starting in 2016 we are providing veterans with a greater variety of high tech mobility devices like the Track Chair, and the Levo in addition to the iBOT® Mobility System invented by DEKA Research.  After providing 23 new iBOTS to veterans, our veterans helped DEKA Research obtain FDA reclassification of the stair climbing wheelchair as a Class 2 Medical Device and we have tirelessly to helped DEKA to develop a new generation iBOT Mobility System.

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SkyBall XV

Friday, Nov. 102017, Veterans Day weekend – Thank you again American Airlines.  The New iBOT was revealed (see pictures below) and several veterans were told that they were selected to receive the new iBots just as soon as FDA final approval, and Carrie Krischke, USA, Ret. received her own “Luke Arm”.

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Carrie’s Army career abruptly ended because of an automobile accident that left her an amputee.  Carrie was medically retired in November of 1995, leaving behind a Military career she greatly enjoyed.

With a passion to continue to serve, hoping her new service might benefit the men and women of her former military family, and with no expectation of the events that will now unfold at Skyball, Carrie volunteered to be a test subject to help DEKA Research develop and design the most advanced robotic human controlled prosthetic arm in history.

To Carrie’s great surprise, Independence Corps Foundation reached out to her and told her she was our first candidate for her own Luke Arm.

Carrie experimenting with her new arm

Now, we are asking you to help us make this so.

Donate Towards Carries’ Luke Arm

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C.Dewey “Dee” Elliott:

I personally have known Dee Elliott for almost a decade. As you know, Dee is a veteran who has, since his military service, himself long been devoted to helping other veterans in need. Dee is a US Naval Academy Graduate and a veteran of the Viet Nam War. We learned recently that today Dee is in another battle. Dee recently was diagnosed and is courageously living with a form of ALS that is aggressively attacking his ability to do all the many things he has done as a husband, father, veteran, citizen and supporter of our veterans.
Help C. Dewey “Dee” Elliott, USN. Ret

In Memoriam

Our (Marcia and Gary) beloved older son, Seth David Lawson, Born Sept 19, 1978, Died too young, April 20, 2014.Seth stood behind our mission, volunteering countless hours and he helped design all of Huey 091’s communication and marketing materials. He scripted the iBOT Restart video voiced by our dear friend Gary Sinise and filmed by Bob Vincent. We will miss you son more than you could imagine. All of the work I continue to do, I dedicate to my wife and our two loving sons, Seth and Aaron. Gary Lawson, Co-Founder.

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