We recently had the honor and privilege to witness something amazing and I’m not talking about this awesome sunrise. Although that is pretty spectacular too.
What I’m talking about is Segs4Vets.org. They are an organization dedicated to giving mobility back to our veterans. When our wounded warriors are lucky enough to come back to their families they are most often changed. Whether physically or mentally, or both, returning to life here in the states is an adjustment. Loss of limbs are a very real reality for some of these soldiers and prosthesis can only get them so far.
David and I have been advocates of Segs4Vets for a few years now. Through our various companies and websites we run campaigns to raise funds and Segs4Vets is our charity of choice.
While we have been fortunate in life, some of our soldiers coming back, everyday life can be a struggle. This is just our way of being able to say Thank You to our soldiers and all that they have done for us and all that they continue to endure.
Segways have come a long way. You may have seen your local mall cop patrolling on one or taken a Segway Tour while on vacation. Well, they can also be used to help our soldiers gain their mobility back by letting them have the freedom we tend to take for granted or maybe some of you reading this do not take anything for granted. I’m just trying to make a point.
Walking the dog. Taking the kids to the mall. Getting around amusement parks. These Segways are much more than just an aid in mobility.
They help bring our soldiers back to living and participating in their lives. Their families appreciate it and I know the soldiers appreciate it too.
We have learned so much these last few days hanging out with these warriors. They have been very open about their struggles and how the Segway can give them not only their mobility back, but so much more.
These soldiers, along with their families, were truly thankful for this gift of mobility. Past recipients usually come back to help train the new recipients on their Segways. To see these soldiers faces light up was the best feeling.
The stories that were shared. The new friends made. The families coming a little bit closer to normal again.
We feel truly Thankful and Honored to be a part of this organization.
David went a step above and shot the ceremony with the quadcopter. The video is below and I must say…
It is my favorite one!
I know you’ll agree. Please make sure you have your speakers on when you play it and grab the kleenex.