Army Vet Carries’ Luke Arm

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

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.

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!

iBots

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 so proud to share with our community that in addition to continuing to provide mobility devices to veterans, in 2020 we started providing the iBOT® Mobility System invented by DEKA Research to Firefighters and Police Officers injured and disabled in the Line of Duty.  In 2008, after providing 23 new iBOTS to veterans, some of our veterans helped DEKA Research obtain FDA reclassification of the stair climbing wheelchair as a Class 2 Medical Device and we tirelessly helped DEKA to develop this new generation iBOT Mobility System.

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 receives 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.

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, has tasked its Hemp farm to redirect some of its energy to produce CDC compliant Hand Sanitizers. Independence Corps is accepting donations earmarked exclusively by our 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.Warfighter Hand Sanitizer Irving Tx Fire 2

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