Mission Statement

OUR MISSION, ALONG WITH OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES, IS GROWING...

While we changed our name to Independence Corps to be more easily identified with our mission from Day 1, we continue to  help America's disabled veterans improve the quality of their lives -- restoring their INDEPENDENCE, their  freedom and dignity that comes with greater INDEPENDENT  mobility - providing  our nation's wounded heroes the most advanced mobility devices available.

The primary mission of the Independence Corps continues to be to provide the high-tech tools, therapies and guidance that those veterans severely injured in the service to our country who are otherwise not receiving these critical tools.  With case by case evaluation  and earmarked donations we can sometimes also address the needs of injured and disabled first responders as well as some within the non-veteran communities.”. 

 Traumatic Brain Injuries, Employment, Housing, Suicides these along with mobility are some of the challenges facing our nation's post-9/11 veterans. Our donors will also be able to help fund advanced treatments for traumatic brain injured veterans, which we anticipate will include Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment at approved facilities around the country. To the extent we may be able to help disabled veterans also find good accessible and affordable housing, we will strive to connect veterans with such housing.

 We have provided iBOTS, Levos,  X-8's, Track Chairs and other high-tech devices to wounded veterans.

For over 11 years we have worked with DEKA Research and we were instrumental in convincing the FDA to reclassify the stair climbing balancing wheelchair (the "iBOT") a Class 2 Medical Device, opening the door to hopefully see a next generation iBOT be manufactured soon.

iBOT "WRENCH"  PROBLEM? OPERATION ONWARD, A SEPARATE 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATION, HAS A TOLL FREE NUMBER 844 576-1377 A  VOLUNTEER WILL TRY AND HELP CLEAR IBOT WRENCHES WITH THE CIPHER CHALLENGE CODE, DAYTIME HOURS IN THE EASTERN TIME ZONE.

iBot

What's new and what's happening with the Ibot?

 WE ARE EXCITED TO REPORT THAT AS OF DECEMBER 2015 WE ARE NOW SUPPORTED BY NEWMAN'S OWN FOUNDATION.

While starting in 2016 we will be providing veterans with a greater variety of high tech mobility devices like the Track Chair, and the Levo, many of our visitors  associate us with The iBOT® Mobility System invented by DEKA Research. We are honored and proud of a very long association.  In 2013, after providing 23 new iBOTS to veterans, our veterans helped DEKA Research obtain FDA reclassification of the stair climbing wheelchair as a Class 2 Medical Device and we will continue tirelessly to try and help DEKA restart the manufacture of a new generation iBOT Mobility System.  

While we hope that there will be news one day of a new IBOT being built with state of the art new components and new ftilt and recline features, and we hope new batteries for older iBOTS are on the not too distant horizon, we are not in charge of those events.  As soon as we learn of any changes, we will post something right here for our visitors to see.

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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.

   

 

 

 

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Latest News

Shouting from the rooftops. Independence Corps is now Supported by Newman's Own Foundation.

We also hope to soon be working with the Center for Brain Health here in Dallas Texas, helping injured veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.

We also believe we have reason to hope that the next generation of the iBOT is really not far off on the horizon and I want to thank all of our volunteers who have steadfastly supported those efforts.

CWO5 Gary Linfoot, US Army (Ret) was the guest speaker at West Creek Middle School on October 8, 2014.  

New iBOT Restart Article US Veterans Magazine.


iBot Featured on ABC News

Watch the video here

 President George Bush Warrior Open

President George Bush, Cpl. Eddie Beesley, Huey 091 President Gary Lawson at President George Bush Warrior Open Invitation 24 September 2012, just before answering President Bush-- there are no more iBOTS being manufactured! We need your help!

 

Memorial Day 2013 Huey 091 President Gary Lawson Inducted as an Honorary "Night Stalker".  Presentation by Regimental Commander, Col. Evans,160th SOAR, Ft. Campbell, KY.

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