Dickinson, TX – (March 23, 2021) – Freedom Alliance, an organization supporting injured service members, presented a customized, all-terrain mobility scooter to local resident, U.S. Army Sgt. Eric Horton.
In 2003, Sgt. Horton began Basic Training at Ft. Jackson, SC. After several statewide stints he was stationed at Ft. Bragg, NC where he spent the remainder of his Army career. During his service, he deployed to Iraq three times, and on a final mission in 2007, was hit by a rocket blast. The incident resulted in the loss of his legs below the waist. Over the years, he’s made huge strides on his road to recovery.
Sergeant Horton has two children and lives in Dickinson with his girlfriend. He is excited and thankful for the donation and eagerly looks forward to reengaging in his favorite outdoor activities.
“I’m starting to enjoy life again,” Horton said. “I’m very happy about the chance to get out and explore state parks with this generous gift from Freedom Alliance. Thank you to all who donated and dedicated their time to help people like me,” he commented.
“Eric served our nation and paid a high price for our security,” said Freedom Alliance President Tom Kilgannon. “Men like Eric deserve our unwavering support. This scooter will help him navigate the great outdoors and enjoy nature’s beauty. We’re proud to know Eric and help him in a small way with this all-terrain mobility scooter,” Kilgannon commented.
Freedom Alliance cares for our veterans and their families; this donation is one of several ways the organization helps our service members remain positive and feel supported. To date, Freedom Alliance has outfitted nearly 50 service members nationwide with similar all-terrain devices.