Making Mobility Possible for Veterans

Veteran US Army Specialist Geoffrey Quevedo had just turned 19 years old when he lost his left arm and leg in Afghanistan. Now, he is one of more than 2,600 trackchair recipients thanks to The Independence Fund’s Mobility program.

No Veteran should lose their individual freedoms after fighting to defend our freedom. As a husband and father, it is crucial for Geoffrey to be able to participate in daily activities with his family. 

Geoffrey lost his arm and leg when an improvised explosive device (I.E.D.) exploded, knocking him out. He woke up in a Maryland hospital a week later, eager to continue serving his country. Instead, Geoffrey was released to return home.

The journey to return to civilian life is particularly difficult for catastrophically wounded Veterans. In addition to the mental health challenges from war, these heroes sacrificed their bodies and are often left with limited physical abilities.

In addition to his prosthetics, he gets around using an all-terrain trackchair provided by The Independence Fund that allows him the freedom to be independent and work around his property. Trackchairs offer a unique solution for wounded Veterans and often make up for the limitations of some prosthetics. Engineered to navigate challenging terrain including, snow, mud, and dirt, these mobility devices enable Veterans to reenter the outdoors and engage in the activities they enjoy. 

Your Support Matters 

The cost of an all-terrain trackchair is approximately $25,000, but the impact they have is truly priceless. By donating to The Independence Fund, you can ensure more wounded Veterans, like Geoffrey, can regain mobility and lead happier, healthier lives. Support our mission today!

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Your donation gives Veterans, their families, and Caregivers a better SHOT toward independence.