The Independence Fund’s Adaptive
Sports Program provides wounded Veterans with improved physical and
mental well-being, as well as increased independence, purpose, and social
interaction. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, “recent studies indicate that disabled Veterans who participate in adaptive sports report benefits such as: less stress, reduced dependency on pain and depression medication, fewer secondary medical conditions, higher achievement in education and employment and more independence.”
We support Veteran Adaptive Sports in a variety of ways to include grants adaptive sports organizations/teams, funding for attendance at adaptive sports-related events, and funding for Veteran’s adaptive sports equipment.
“It brings tears to my eyes, to think of how this has changed my Life. I can now do things outdoors with my Wife and Friends. I have been to Parks, Hiking Trails and all around my Neighborhood. We have lots of plans for Fun and Adventure starting this Summer. We love to Camp and Fish and that is on our agenda. GOD Bless all of you at the Independence Fund, my Wife and I are forever grateful for what you do. I will always carry the torch for all of you!”
“This chair has given Kyle his freedom back! He sprays our landscaping for weeds, we can go for walks in the woods, and he can go hunting again. It truly is such a blessing to have organizations like The Independence Fund looking after our wounded veterans. One of the best moments is when all three of us were able to go for a walk in the woods, with my husband carrying our baby boy on his chest.”