Hotes Foundation Delivers Track Chair to Wounded Veteran
Just in time for the 4th of July. Wounded veteran Sgt. Luis Lopez gets his very own Hotes Foundation Track Chair!
On this important holiday celebrating U.S. independence, the Hotes Foundation thought it fitting we honor wounded veteran Sgt. Lois Lopez by delivering him his very own track chair!
While on duty in Afghanistan, a series of bombs went off near Sgt. Luis Lopez while attached to the Marine Corps 1/6 Weapons Company, tossing him to the ground.
Luis suffered damage to his vocal cords, tinnitus, bilateral knee injuries, and a displaced brain-stem. Now living in Kissimmee, Florida, with his wife and two children, he suffers from severe PTSD and needs a cane and electric wheelchair to get around.
This weekend, while enjoying our hot dogs and hamburgers, fireworks and parades, let’s not forget Luis and what hundreds of thousands of our brave military men and women have sacrificed for us. As a young man in love with the outdoors, Luis put everything on the line, fighting to preserve our freedoms and guarantee our safety here at home.
This track chair will once again allow Luis the freedom and mobility to get outside and do the things he loves.
Luis, we salute you. Your bravery, tenacity, and resolve is an inspiration to us all. We look forward to seeing you out on the trails, in the woods, and with your family wherever you and your track chair choose to go.