Eureka spent Veterans Day under a dull-gray sky and blanket of slush. That didn’t stop local service members and their families from gathering in Memorial Park to remember their fallen comrades. One of those attendees, former Marine Daryle Handy, said that he’d found walking increasingly difficult over the past 20 to 30 years, the result of a spinal-cord ailment.

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Denise Taylor: Hidden Hero

“Going on the [caregiver] trip to Galveston this year changed my life. I was able to meet other caregivers and hear their stories and learn techniques to manage stress,” she says regarding her experience at The Independence Fund’s caregiver retreat.

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An American Hero: Roger Zink

The Independence Fund understands the challenges Veterans face in regaining their independence. Meet Roger Zink, recent recipient of a recumbent bike. This is his story.

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Staff Spotlight: Daniel Martin

We'd like to introduce Daniel Martin, our Assistant Operations Manager. His favorite part of the job? "Working day to day with some of America’s finest and seeing people’s expressions when they see a track chair for the first time!”

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Christopher Hegy: A Letter to The Independence Fund

In testimony to The Independence Fund’s impact on Veterans and their mobility issues, Hegy says, "This reality is all thanks to the great people at The Independence Fund. I'm a Veteran and my heart cries of joy, happiness, and hope because of the opportunities the Freedom 6x6 offers now, and more importantly, the opportunities it will offer once we can transport it (camping, events, trips, recreation, etc, etc, etc).”

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