Tuesday, March 5, 2013

War Continues for Severely Wounded Warriors

San Diego, Ca. March 6, 2013– Although U.S. troops are withdrawing from Afghanistan, the war never ends for severely injured military service members. Tomorrow, 26 wounded warriors will receive Segway personal transporters to improve their mobility and independence at a ceremony on the forward deck of the historic USS Midway.

Segs4Vets, ranked as one of America’s best charities and recipient of the prestigious Spirit of Hope Award from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, will award the Segways at an outdoor ceremony Wednesday, March 6, at 10:45 a.m. The ceremony is open to the public. The USS Midway, now a popular naval museum, was the longest serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century

Segs4Vets is a project of Disability Rights Advocates for Technology (DRAFT). The program is dedicated to restoring independence and productivity to severely injured service members. Segs4Vets has awarded more than 1,000 Segways since 2005 and plans to award 2,000 more in the next five years.

To learn more about this great program, visit Segs4Vets.org.