Independence Corps' Mission

Helping to restore injured American Veterans their Independence, freedom and dignity that comes with greater Mobility.

Suicide Intervention. Regardless of what's the precise statistic to quote, Suicides and Attempted Suicides among our veteran population must be addressed. Independence Corps has seen that helping veterans regain independence can help with feelings of wellbeing, but we want to work to be part of the solution to reduce veteran suicides and so we have begun a Spartan Weekend initiative!

DEKA and Toyota just inked an agreement that will lead to the manufacture and sale of the next generation iBOT. 

http://corporatenews.pressroom.toyota.com/releases/toyota-deka-research-partnership-may21.htm 


CURRENT 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.

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AS OF DECEMBER 2015 WE ARE NOW SUPPORTED BY NEWMAN'S OWN FOUNDATION.

Starting in 2016 we are providing veterans with a greater variety of high tech mobility devices like the Track Chair, and the Levo in addition to the iBOT® Mobility System invented by DEKA Research.  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 have tirelessly to helped DEKA to develop a new generation iBOT Mobility System.  

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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

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, Veterans Day weekend, at Skyball XV, Carrie Krischke, USA, Ret.  received her Luke Arm - pictures here

Donate Towards Carries' Luke Arm

Carrie’s Army career abruptly ended because of an automobile accident that left her an amputee.  Carrie was medically retired in November of 1995, leaving behind a Military career she greatly enjoyed.

With a passion to continue to serve, hoping her new service might benefit the men and women of her former military family, and with no expectation of the events that will now unfold at Skyball, Carrie volunteered to be a test subject to help DEKA Research develop and design the most advanced robotic human controlled prosthetic arm in history.  

To Carrie’s great surprise, Independence Corps Foundation reached out to her and told her she was our first candidate for her own Luke Arm.

Now, we are asking you to help us make this so.

With her new arm, Carrie will carry the message and call to arms far and wide, so that our Veterans Administration and nonprofits like Independence Corps, Infinite Hero Foundation and others will provide similar highly advanced robotic arms to many other veteran upper limb amputees, giving them back a level of true independence unimaginable just a few short years ago.

The Luke Arm is a very expensive piece of technology. We need very generous donations to make this happen, so if you can, reach as deep as you can to help us

The price tag of a Luke Arm starting at the shoulder, like Carrie is getting, is almost $180,000.00

The LUKE arm is a modular prosthetic arm that is configurable for different levels of amputation from shoulder, upper arm, forearm or wrist. It has 10 powered degrees of freedom including a powered shoulder, humeral rotator, and wrist rotation. Multiple powered degrees of freedom can be moved at the same time. The hand has many preprogrammed grips using four individually controlled degrees of freedom. The hand also includes a sensor that provides grip force feedback.


Donate Towards Carries' Luke Arm

Carrie in the service

C.Dewey "Dee" Elliott:

Help C. Dewey “Dee” Elliott, USN. Ret


Independence Corps and the veterans we serve thank Newman's Own Foundation http://newmansownfoundation.org/ for its generous 2015 & 2016 support of our efforts, providing veterans high tech mobility devices like the IBOT, LEVO, X-8 and Track Chairs.

Newman's Foundation Honoring Those Who Serve

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