When Cody Becker, from Kenosha, Wisconsin, reported to Fort Carson in January 2008, he expected to be trained and then deployed to participate in an overseas operation. He had no way to know how his life would be changed over the next several months.
On March 3, 2008, Pvt. Cody Becker was participating in training operations at Fort Carson. The vehicle he was riding in rolled over crushing his spine resulting in paralyzing him from his chest down, but still having full movement of his arms.
During a presentation on September 19th, 2008 at 5:00 P.M. on the north side of the Medal of Honor Park in front of the Pueblo Convention Center, Pvt. Becker will be presented an iBOT Mobility System (www.ibotnow.com) that will significantly improve his mobility. The iBOT provides unique maneuverability through its multi-mode system, unlike any wheelchair. It provides (1) standard wheelchair functions, (2) 4-wheel Function for uneven terrain, (3) Balance function for increased reach and interaction at eye-to-eye, and (4) Stair Function to go up or down stairs.
This is the first such presentation of an iBOT in Colorado by the America's Huey 091 Foundation, Inc. (www.huey091foundation.org) and its supporting organizations.
America's Huey 091 Foundation, Inc. has current missions of (1) Education relating to the price of freedom, (2) Providing Assistive devices and other rehabilitative and therapeutic resources to severely injured service members, and (3) Support for families. These efforts are conducted in collaboration with the American Legion Department of Colorado, the Fort Carson Retiree Council and the Patriot Fund Committee of Lakeway, Texas is supporting this event as well as the funding for the iBOT. American Airlines has donated substantial resources to facilitate the success of the America's Huey 091 Foundation and the Patriot Fund and was a major sponsor of the delivery and donation of Huey 65-10091 to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in 2004.
America's Huey 091 Foundation, Inc. is an IRS 501 (c) (3) organization, supported by the Patriot Fund Committee that is a local group and an arm of the foundation. For additional information, or to make donations in support of future foundation activities, please contact:
America's Huey 091 Foundation, Inc. C/O Gary Lawson 901 Main Street, Suite 4400 Dallas, TX 75270-3794