Adaptive Gear for Disabled Veterans

Calvin Smith, Marine Corps Veteran, served his country for 10 years through multiple, dangerous, deployments. Through injuries, rehabilitations, and a motorcycle accident, he has been left in a wheelchair. As he says "before I met all the guys at Paralyzed Veterans of America I wasn't going out too much." 

But, Mr. Smith had the courage to pursue an organization that was willing and able to help him with prosthetics which have changed his entire outlook on life. He is not only able to get out onto the range and join his friends and fellow veterans, but the guidance, camaraderie, and self esteem boost the entire experience has given him has changed his entire life around.

Erika

Erika

Huge applause goes to Mr. Smith for never giving up and having the will power to go seek the help he needed, and  huge thanks also goes to Paralyzed Veterans of America for being an amazing organization that is changing lives of people all across our great country.

 

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Taking All From One Who Gave All

I recently saw this story and sadly, I wasn't surprised at all. This is the Veteran's Administration we are talking about. This is the organization that blatantly betrayed its mandate to serve the needs of those who served the needs of the the nation. The VA is bloated, mismanaged and corrupt.  While this can be said of any bureaucracy, the VA is an entity that should and must stand apart because of the moral imperative of its mission. To serve those who have served the nation. In this it is an unmitigated failure. When dealing with the aftermath or wounds and injury suffered while on duty, a gentle and understanding touch is what is needed. A comradely reminder that the veteran and her or his family, are not alone in their time of struggle. The very last thing they need to feel is the harsh and cold dismissal of bureaucratic system seeking efficiency at the expense of those it serves.

Quadruple Amputee

Quadruple Amputee

Our goal at Take Point now is to motivate veterans to get up, seek out a team, and go out and do something extraordinary.  Now here is a veteran that is inspiring me!!  If ever there was a person that would not be judged for sinking into depression and self-pity it would be this guy. But he is going out and getting it done.  The level of motivation and determination this gentleman has is incredible, and all with a spirit of “never quit, never give up”.

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