Oct 19, 2021
Wounded Warriors Family Support presented Jason Ross of Fallbrook, California, with a 2021 Chevy Silverado mobility-equipped vehicle. Jason was medically retired from the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served active duty from 2001-14.
Jason was severely injured on March 7th of 2011, when he stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), as he was conducting routine foot patrol. He sustained traumatic bilateral amputation of his legs.
Jason lives in Fallbrook, California with his two daughters, Stacy, Jackie and his parents George and Linda. All of them are adjusting to this new life and are doing well. One of the past times that Jason has gotten into is shooting. He doesn’t get out to the range as often as he would like but when he does, he can demonstrate that he still has the skills to hit the targets. The other great past time for him is sled-hockey. This is something that he has developed a passion for, and he is growing better with it daily.
This Chevy Silverado had very extensive modifications that allow Jason to get in and out of the truck and operate the truck while in his wheelchair. The doors are welded together and the hinges moved to the top of the truck to make a gull wing door. The floor is lowered and the frame is re-enforced. Finally a lift is installed in the truck to raise and lower Jason into the vehicle. Hand controls are installed to control braking and acceleration. All these modifications provide Jason with the freedom of mobility. You can see these modifications and how they assist Jason in the video below.
Wounded Warriors Family Support is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured, or killed during combat operations. This organization is run by combat veterans for combat veterans. Rated a four-star nonprofit by Charity Navigator, Wounded Warriors Family Support aids veterans and their families in healing the wounds that medicine cannot.