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In August 2006, because of its Segs4Vets program, Disability Rights Advocates for Technology (DRAFT) became the only organization in the United States to receive a blanket waiver from the United States Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force and Department of Defense to allow the presentation of segways - a donation in excess of $,1000 - to active duty military personnel who incurred illness or injury resulting in permanent disability while on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.

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Jerry Kerr



A New Set of
Wheels

A Charity Brings Mobility
Back to Disabled Veterans
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                                                                                          Disabled veterans get some mobility back. Photo: D.R.A.F.T.




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        HE Segs4Vets program is an               duty military personnel who incurred              public charities in the United States.




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        unprecedented, sustained grass           illness or injury resulting in permanent
        roots effort administered by             disability while on active duty on or after       Advancements in rehabilitation engineer-
volunteers who passionately believe that         September 11, 2001.                               ing have created prosthetic devices
when those serving our nation are sent                                                             allowing those with amputations to not
into harm’s way and suffer serious injury        Candidates for the Segs4Vets program              only take part in every conceivable activity
they deserve to have every resource and          have sustained injuries that have resulted        available to them prior to their injury but
tool made available to them so that they         in the amputation of one or both legs,            in some instances, accomplish things
may fulfill their dreams and live the            extensive soft tissue and muscle injuries,        beyond their ability prior to the amputa-
highest quality of life possible.                traumatic burn injuries, spinal cord              tion. However, issues such as shrapnel
                                                 injuries, traumatic brain injury and other        infections in the remainder limb, the
Conceived by and implemented with the            neurological injuries and disorders. For          blistering of the remainder limbs and
assistance of General Ralph "Ed"                 many who have difficulty walking but can          soreness of remainder limbs in the socket
Eberhart, USAF (Ret), President of the           stand, the availability of a device th
								
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