More than 1,100 US veterans have received donated Segway PTs from charity Segs4Vets. This organisation also offers grants of US$1,500 towards purchase.
The most recent recipient is Curtis Johnson, and he tells his story (with video) to CBS. He notes how he’s been in and out a wheelchair for the last 2 years:
“It hasn’t been easy. The way they look at me [in my wheelchair] at outings, it took a toll after a while,” Curtis Johnson said.
But that all changed when Curtis replaced the wheelchair with a Segway PT. Jerry Kerr, founder of Segs4Vets, explains:
“The whole perception of life changes when you’re on a Segway [PT].”