Mission Statement

HUEY091 FOUNDATION NAME HAS CHANGED TO THE 

INDEPENDENCE CORPS 

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

INDEPENDENCE CORPS will continue to  help America's disabled veterans improve the quality of their lives -- restoring their INDEPENDENCE, their  freedom and dignity of greater INDEPENDENT  mobility - providing  our nation's wounded heroes ALL of the most advanced mobility devices. 

 Our donors will also help fund advanced treatments for traumatic brain injured veterans, including Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment at approved facilities around the country.

 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.

WHEN WE BEGAN, THE FIRST FEW IBOTS WE GAVE WERE WITH THE HELP OF  COL. STEVE DANYLUK (USMC, Ret) AND NOW, WE WELCOME STEVE (MANY KNOW HIM BY HIS CALL SIGN, "LUKER"), AS VICE-CHAIR AND THE NEWEST MEMBER OF OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

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 happening with the Ibot?

 

Many of our visitors  associate us with The iBOT® Mobility System invented by DEKA Research. We are honored and proud of that 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.

   


In memoriam Mike Jackson

Watch a video: The Life of Mike Jackson

Mike Jackson, a patriotic co-founder of  Huey 091 was a blessed friend and giant supporter of our effort to provide ibots, lost his battle with brain cancer March 24, 2014. 

May God bless Mike, his wonderful wife Diane & their children. His memory too helps us carry on his committment of Patriotism and love for our Nation and our Military,.

 

 

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Latest News

Col. STEVE DANYLUK (USMC, Ret.) has joined our board and we have expanded our mission to include providing not only the latest high-tech chairs like TrackChairs, but also providing funding for Hyperbaric Oxygen treatment which is proving to be helpful to many injured veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.

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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