Assurant, through the Assurant Foundation, and Lukas Partners client Wounded Warriors Family Support presented retired U.S. Army Sgt. Kevin Gatson of Durant, Mississippi, with a specially modified 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 truck as part of the WWFS Mobility is Freedom program. The presentation occurred this week at Assurant's Atlanta offices as the nation prepares to honor its military veterans on Saturday.
Wounded Warriors Family Support launched Mobility is Freedom in 2015 to provide modified vehicles for combat-wounded U.S. veterans. Across the U.S., there are approximately 350 veterans who need modified vehicles due to combat-related injuries.
The new truck replaces an unreliable vehicle that Gatson has used for his year-round participation in Wounded Warrior Games. The mobility-modified vehicle will provide reliable transportation for every facet of Gatson’s daily life, support his independence and enable him to continue playing sled hockey at various venues.
Some vehicle modifications include an Autochair Smart Lifter, power running boards for safer ingress and egress and a sliding tonneau cover to bring the vehicle’s value and modifications to approximately $100,000.
Lukas Partners thanks all veterans for their service to this great country.