An important component of the Freedom Team program is the highly specialized equipment we provide for team members to train and race with. This requires that we maintain a fleet of hand-crank wheelchairs in each of the hospitals we work in, as well as chairs for the marathons in which our members participate. While the chairs are costly, the benefit our members get from the program is priceless.

”I’m doing more now than I ever did before getting injured. A lot of it is because of organizations like Achilles. I want to show that I can still get out there and do things.”

1st Lt. Melissa Stockwell
US Army, Iraq War Veteran

The Freedom Team program and the specialized equipment required are made possible by the generosity of people like you. To help support the program, or to endow a hand-crank wheelchair use our online Donation page, or contact Joe Traum, Equipment Director, at jtraum@achillesinternational.org. Each endowed chair is fitted with a commemorative plaque with the donor’s name, or it can be designated as a gift in honor or memory of someone. Donation to the Freedom Team program can also be designated as a gift. Donating in honor or memory of a loved one is a gift that gives twice – it’s a deeply meaningful gesture, and it supports a valuable program.