Life hasn’t been the same for Chris Kaag since he served in Bosnia. The Marine Corps veteran from Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, brought home with him an injury that, after leading to a degenerative nerve disease, left him wheelchair-bound.
While Chris is happy to be back with his family, he hasn’t been able to enjoy the same outdoor activities and adventures with them he once had. But recently, that all changed with one incredible act of generosity.
Fortunately for Chris, two men are doing their part to make life easier for veterans who can no longer walk. Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, the country music duo who make up Florida Georgia Line, are firm believers in giving back to our wounded warriors. Since 2016, they’ve partnered with nonprofit organization the Independence Fund to present special wheelchairs to veterans who can’t otherwise afford them.
And on their 2019 “Can’t Say I Ain’t Country” tour, they did the same for Chris. During their July 13 concert in Camden, New Jersey, the duo paused to bring Chris and his 6-year-old son on stage.
Then, teaming up with Fox News correspondent Jennifer Griffin, they presented the deserving father with an all-terrain tracked wheelchair. Chris couldn’t help but get emotional as the crowd cheered him on. This was a life-changing gift.
Chris is just one of many veterans across the country to receive an all-terrain wheelchair at FGL’s upcoming shows through September 21. He won’t be the only one empowered to do things he thought were now impossible.
As Chris enjoyed the following on-stage performance with his son in his lap, he reflected on the night’s events.
“Last night was a night that I will never forget,” he said. “The places you can go are unmatched, so I’m really looking forward to getting my son out there and doing some things with my wife. It’s something that can provide me access to woods and all kinds of places that you really can’t do in a regular wheelchair.”
Way to use your power and position for good, Florida Georgia Line! Every veteran deserves to overcome their wounds to live a happy life after serving, and these wonderful people are helping to make that happen. You can help the Independence Fund make an even bigger impact by donating here.
Watch the touching footage from the concert below, and share to spread the initiative!
Florida Georgia Line brings The Independence Fund and wounded Marine Corps Veteran Chris Kaag front and center, teaming with Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin, to present him an all-terrain tracked wheelchair.
Posted by The Independence Fund on Sunday, July 14, 2019
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