Unfortunately, his injury does not allow him to do any of those things any longer. Dale has a great attitude though and works very hard at his recovery. When we were all together in Alabama celebrating Christmas, we surprised Dale by announcing that we wanted to do something special for him by starting a fundraising effort to purchase an Action Track all terrain wheelchair. These battery operated chairs are very well built and will go just about anywhere. Dale could go places and do things in the outdoors that he would never be able to do otherwise. The cost of the chair with the accessories and fees is around $14,000.00. Due to the popularity of this chair being purchased for many of our wounded veterans, there is currently a 4-month waiting period once the chair is ordered.
A video and more info about this chair: http://www.actiontrackchair.com/Default.aspx#.UzxC8WSwKKw
Since Dale's accident many of us have wanted to do something to assist him and Karen. This is now an opportunity to help them.
We are very excited about doing this for Dale. If you would like to be a part of making this happen, you can make donations through this website. If you wish to contribute with cash or a personal check, please contact Becky Champion: [email redacted] or mail a check made payable to Dale Stephens' Chair Fund c/o Becky Champion, P.O. Box 309, McCalla, AL 35111. Any amount (no matter how big or small) would be very much appreciated.
Jerry and Becky Champion
Dale's Uncle and Aunt
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