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.