What is Segs4Vets?
The Segway is a personal transportation vehicle that you stand on and control with intuitive body movements. It's currently in use by police officers and postal workers. A few years ago, an all volunteer organization called Segs4Vets recognized the tremendous benefit a Segway would provide to the men and women of the United States military whose service in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom resulted in permanent disability and difficulty walking.
Monster and Segs4Vets
In 2010, Seg4Vets caught the eye of Head Monster, Noel Lee, a Segway devotee. "It can be life-changing. The alternative is being in a wheelchair." Sympathizing strongly with the Monsterous attitudes of our disabled warriors, Noel recognized the tremendous value of the Segway in restoring mobility and dignity and made a large commitment to the cause.
Says Mr. Lee: "As a family owned company, it has always been important for us to give something back to the communities in which we do business throughout the country. We also understand that with so many of our brave servicemen and women overseas, and with so many injured veterans here at home, it has never been more important for us to support our country and our armed services."
Jerry Kerr, the President of Segs4Vets agrees, "Our wounded warriors have many unmet needs and the Segs4Vets program was started not to be just a gift, but as a tool which would allow those, who refuse to be defined by their disability to not only live the highest quality of life possible but to fulfill their dreams and to continue to serve this great nation. The Segway has proven its value and helped restore dignity, independence and mobility to hundreds."
The Silver Liberty Medal.
At the recent CES Monster event featuring Seg4Vets, Mr. Kerr honored Head Monster, Noel Lee, with a very special award.
Explained Jerry: "The Liberty Medal was created both to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty and to honor
those outstanding individuals throughout the world whose efforts, actions, and deeds promote the ideals of Liberty, Freedom and Justice.
On behalf of Segs4Vets, Disability Rights Advocates For Technology, The Wiegand Foundation and the Statue of Liberty Club,
we are honored to present the Liberty Medal's highest honor, the Silver Medal, to a man who exemplifies these standards at the highest level,
a man who has risen above his disabilities and been a role model for all people with disabilities, a man who has been a staunch advocate for justice,
fair play and the civil rights of all people, Noel Lee."
You can help, too.
Visit Monster's Seg4Vets page and join us in contributing to this wonderful cause. A specially modified Segway costs about $9700. and the contributions add up fast. You'll change a veteran's life with one click, and you'll join in the great, countrywide "Thank You!" owed to these true heroes.
The amazing Segs4Vets story.
Imagine you're a soldier who's lost your legs in combat. You return home, forever trapped in a wheelchair. Now imagine a device that will give you back your mobility...and your dignity. Watch the Segs4Vets story now.
Watch a deeply moving presentation about the true American heroes who are Segs4Vets recipients.
See the CES 2012 awards show where Head Monster, Noel Lee, received the Silver Liberty Medal for his contribution to the dignity of our disabled warriors.