Veterans, Children Given Gift Of Mobility

Saturday at American Legion Post 81 in Lake Havasu City, three veterans and two children were presented with power wheelchairs from the Veterans Mobility Project. The project is an offshoot of the Cloverlane Foundation and Maneuvering Veterans Froward.

Veterans and other recipients are nominated by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars for consideration. The three local vets presented with chairs Saturday were Gerald Loh, Alan Weibe and Vernie Keiser.

Representing the Veterans Mobility Project was Mike Wofford, of Hemet, Calif.

“We give power wheelchairs to disabled veterans. The VA slow plays them and guys with no legs can wait two to three years to get a chair, so we circumvent that. We give away wheelchairs – we give away PTSD dogs. We help veterans get their benefits,” Wofford said.

Wofford owns a mobility store in Hemet where chairs for veterans are rebuilt.

The children who received power wheelchairs are affiliated with Milemarkers Therapy and New Horizons in Lake Havasu City.

Mike Woffard loads a chair into the van for New Horizons Saturday. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Eddie Millian donates a chair to Terri Delia for New Horizons. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene


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