Fundraiser for unique charity fits disabled heroes with quality-of-life solution
Houston, Texas (June 27, 2018) – Wheelchairs for Warriors was founded to meet a unique need within the rescue and service community, those who are disabled in the line-of-duty fighting for our country or rescuing people in harm’s way to include Combat Veterans, EMS, Firefighters, and Peace Officers.
Wheelchairs for Warriors provides custom-fit, complex, rehab mobility solutions that are designed for their specific needs depending on their injuries and lifestyle needs. These wheelchairs can be operated by head, finger, foot, shoulder, puff of breath, eye movement, etc. The wheelchairs can elevate and recline providing comfort and access while also providing relief to pressure points. The adaptive machines are designed by Paul Morgan, their Complex Rehab Seating Specialist.
“Heidi Hansing (Army veteran/Co-founder) and our team were so proud to present our first hero with this incredible wheelchair, who few ever receive because of the expense,” said Crystal Laramore, Co-Founder/Executive Director of Wheelchairs for Warriors, “We are so appreciative of everyone who attended and contributed to making this possible. We are just getting started and we are excited to see what God does for others, who so deserve a chair like this given their sacrifice to our great nation.”
SGT First Class Joseph Lowrey, U.S. Army Green Beret (received a traumatic combat head wound in Afghanistan)
A life-enhancing/changing wheelchair was awarded to Army Green Beret Joseph Lowrey of Ontario, California in Houston in May. Special Forces Lowrey was shot through his helmet in Afghanistan in 2014 during combat operations from a high-powered rifle, which resulted in a severe head injury and loss of mobility on the left side of his body.
“Every warrior who puts on a uniform and stands in harm’s way for you and for me, would take a bullet for us. Indeed, many have taken a bullet for us. Joseph Lowrey took a bullet for us. Join the mission, and join us in serving those who have so selflessly served us,” says Crystal.
Pictured left to right, Heidi Hansing, Paul Morgan, Joseph Lowery, Crystal Lee Laramore
Video Montage from the fundraising event at the Redneck Country Club in Houston:
(3:35 min. Produced by Robert Willard of iVideoPromo.com)
Houston Oiler Quarterback Dan Pastorini (Honorary Board Member) emceed the evening featuring Lt. Commander Dan Crenshaw (Navy Seal and U.S. Congress Candidate) who addressed the crowd and special patriotic song “Walkin’ Away From Heaven” by Susan Giacona.
Pictured, Susan Giacona, Grammy nominated music artist and winner of the Producer’s Choice Award for vocalist of the year
“Walkin’ Away From Heaven” (music video):
A representative from the office Texas State Representative Briscoe Cain recognized Wheelchairs for Warriors Day on May 21, 2018 (the evening of the celebration).
The fundraiser held at Redneck Country Club was sponsored in part by: Insperity, Prestige Oysters, Anteris Alliance, Kinder Morgan, Dan Pastorini Charities, Be An Angel, Merica Bourbon, Patriot Premium Threading Services, JTB Services, Independent Electrical Contractors, Stubbs Harley Davidson, San Jacinto Harley Davidson, Logo On, Battleship Texas Foundation, Charlie Mike Precision, Staybridge Suites, Blackbird Anthem, Nick Sterling Music, Massage Heights Venderbilt, Self Defense Fund, TriggerSafe, Modern Spartan Systems, Rex Defense, The Gun Cleaners, Amazing Doc Greene Show, Marina Bay Marketing, and The Dam Good Times.
Pictured left to right, Dan Crenshaw and Dan Pastorini
To learn more about Wheelchairs for Warriors and to join the mission, please visit: www.WheelchairsForWarriors.com