Morale: A Segway Solution


May 17, 2009: For the last four years, a charity, Segs4Vets has raised money and bought, so far, 340 Segway personal transporters for U.S. veterans who lost legs or suffered spinal injuries. There are several thousand of these veterans, and the Segway is preferred, to a wheelchair, for getting around. Even vets who can be fitted with prosthesis (artificial limbs), prefer the stand-up Segway for getting about. That's because it takes additional effort to move using prosthesis, especially if you are using two of them.

The Segways cost about $5,000 each, after a discount. Segs4Vets had to get a waiver so that they could make a charitable contribution of more than a thousand dollars to a veteran.

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