Living in the shadows of the ongoing war on terror are our Veterans who lost limbs in Iraq and Afghanistan. A few of those brave folks lost all four limbs when bombs blew apart their bodies. When reality sinks in and the injured realize how dependent they are without all of their limbs, often there are severe psychological consequences. Many of the soldiers and Marines who lost limbs were self-reliant achievers who lived life on their own terms. The bombs changed all that.
The United Daughters of the Confederacy, a 501(c)(3) organization, is accepting donations to purchase Action Track Chairs for severely injured veterans, according to a news release from the UDC.
The Action TrackChair is an all-terrain wheelchair that can literally go anywhere. Small switches give physically challenged folks almost full mobility and an acute sense of independence. Countless veterans who have lost their mobility now have a chance to re-experience the outdoors with the help of these all terrain wheelchairs. No longer must veterans be confined to the pavement. Fishing, hunting, going to the beach, even playing with their own children in their backyard are all now possible.
Those who would like to make a donation is asked to make checks payable to Arkansas Division UDC and send to: State Patriotic Activities Chairman Sheila Beatty, 27 Doblez Circle, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909-5109.
Mark the memo line “TrackChair.”