Thanks, prayers, and all-terrain Track Chairs are items Richard Hotes brought to the home of retired U.S. Air Force Sgt. Larry ‘Coop’ Cooper.
Coop was 19 years old when a Huey Gunship exploded above him in the Vietnam War, crushing his lower back, knees and legs. Although he was initially diagnosed with a temporary wound, Coop has undergone 20 surgeries since the injury, including an operation that fused his left leg straight to avoid amputation. It’s our hope that his new track chair will bring mobility and independence to improve his life.
To honor all those who have served this Veteran’s Day, we’re telling the stories of our heroic veterans - the ones who fought, and continue to fight, for our freedom. Over 10 million veterans in America suffer from a service-related disability.
If you, or someone you know, is interested in our track chair program, please fill out the online application located on the Hotes Foundation website.
Watch the inspiring story of Dallas, a Marine veteran who’s fighting for gold in the next Paralympic Games, and the Track Chair that will guide him on his journey.
After surviving two car bomb explosions in Iraq, 4-years later Andrew ‘Dallas’ Rosacker suffered a massive stroke from war-related injuries, leaving him paralyzed on the left half of his body. Undeterred, he got in the pool and started swimming with one arm and one leg. Now, he’s on the road to the Paralympics with a brand new, all-terrain Track Chair, courtesy of the Hotes Foundation.
To all of our Veterans, we at the Hotes Foundation want to thank you for your service and sacrifice. Meeting you and learning your stories has truly been an honor, and we hope that these Track Chairs will bring independence and mobility back into your lives.
Over 10 million veterans of military service in America suffer from a service-related disability. If you, or someone you know, is interested in our track chair program, please fill out the online application.
Retired Army Corp. Bucky Johnson has not been able to explore her own back yard since an accident in 2011 left her paralyzed. This fall, the Hotes Foundation delivered her a gift that promises to change that.
“First time I’ve been able to get out in nature again,” she told us the moment she first rode her new all-terrain Track Chair, courtesy of the Hotes Foundation. “I can’t tell you how good this feels. It’s awesome!”
Bucky was one of several veterans who received a custom-built Track Chair from the Hotes Foundation this fall. If you or someone you know was left immobile and is suffering from a service-related injury, please contact us today to apply for a Track Chair by completing our online form.