Veteran’s life changed with track chair

November 11, 2020

LAURINBURG — In 2019, Mermet employees set a goal of raising the $16,000 needed to sponsor one all-terrain track chair for a veteran. Not only did they double their goal, impacting two North Carolina veterans, but they were able to donate the rest of the money they raised to The Independence Fund’s COVID-19 relief efforts through their new program, Independence@Home.

“I’ve been able to do things that I can’t normally do in a wheelchair,” said Laurinburg native and Army veteran Frankie Davis. “It allowed me to go to the mountains and beach. It allowed me to go hunting and fishing. I’m very happy; I’m grateful.”

Davis received his track chair in May 2020 and said it’s significantly improved his daily life.

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