Independence Corps’ Missions

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

We thank Dean Kamen, & DEKA Research for reinventing the iBOT and putting the new iBOT into (limited) production again through Mobius Mobility.  http://mobiusmobility.com/  If you are a civilian, contact lmerrow@mobiusmobility.com about getting a new iBOT.

If you are a veteran, contact gary.lawson.lawyers@gmail.com 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 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 inked an agreement that we hope will lead to the manufacture and sale of a greater number of new iBOTs. 

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

OLD iBOT “WRENCH”  PROBLEM? OPERATION ONWARD, A SEPARATE 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATION, MAY STILL HAVE 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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AS OF DECEMBER 2015 WE ARE NOW SUPPORTED BY NEWMAN’S OWN FOUNDATION.

In 2016 we started 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.

If you are not a veteran and want to get in line to buy a new iBOT, Contact lmerrow@mobiusmobility.com or call him (603) 233-0472. If you are a veteran and want an ibot, contact gary.lawson.lawyers@gmail.com

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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 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 had the great pleasure of knowing Dee Elliot for about ten years.  Dee was a US Naval Academy Graduate and a veteran of the Viet Nam War. Dee mentored many a veteran and civilians alike, not just on their careers but on their relationships with their families and with God.

After courageously living with an aggressive form of ALS  Dee passed.

Dee will be missed by all who were blessed to have had his company and counsel. We were honored to help Dee and his wife weather the financial storm of this last devastating illness. Thank all of you who have donated to help Dee and his wife.

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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