PHOENIX, May 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Have you ever passed someone on the street and wondered about their story? An employee with AID.org ran into a disabled vet in a wheelchair and asked that very question. Within minutes, Jack Rynes, an Army veteran, told his story of war, injuries and four back surgeries that ended with a message from his doctor that he would never walk again.
Living in a wheelchair has challenges. Jack is on a fixed income and relies on his veteran's status for medical needs. His wheelchair today is falling apart and he has to depend on his son to be mobile. "I feel bad for my son. I know he doesn't mind helping me, but I don't want to be a burden."
Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities - Foundation sprang into action. After reviewing Jack's needs, the AID.org Foundation offered Jack an EZ Lite Cruiser mobility wheelchair.
"Words don't seem like enough. I just don't have the words to say how much this means to me," Jack said in an interview with AID.org.
Jennifer Rogers, a spokesperson for AID.org Foundation said, "Jack gave so much to all of us for his years of service, he should not feel like a prisoner in his own home. We are proud to give him freedom to live without a caregiver, and be mobile once again."
About Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities - Foundation ("AID.org")
As Civil Rights Champions, AID.org was formed in January 2016 in order to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities through charitable gifts, opportunities and the removal of discriminatory barriers. By spearheading a rapid and widespread wave of compliance through educational and affirmative enforcement actions, AID.org not only rapidly brings not-compliant public accommodation into ADA compliance but also acts as a self-funding catalyst for the charitable AID Foundation.
The AID Foundation is a growing resource for any individual with a disability looking to receive help with various issues relating to their disability or compelling needs such as: wheelchair access, medical equipment, and much more. Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities - Foundation aims to help improve the lives of 3 to 4 individuals with disabilities per day.
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SOURCE Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities Foundation