Wounded Warriors Family Support Presents Mobility is Freedom Donation
May 16th, 2022 – Ontario, California
Please come join us in honoring Tony Mullis for his service to our great nation.
On April 6, 2011, Marine Corporal Tony Mullis was on his second deployment when he lost both of his legs and sustained severe injuries to his right arm after a bomb exploded in Southern Afghanistan, the day after the birth of his first child. Cpl. Mullis was on a mission to clear abandoned compounds when he saw wires indicative of an improvised explosive device (IED) and started moving his teammates out of the area. A footstep triggered one of the IEDs, the blast throwing Cpl. Mullis into the air before landing on his back on a pile of rubble. The medic on scene placed tourniquets on both of Cpl. Mullis’s legs and his right arm.
Cpl. Mullis enjoys spending time with his wife Jeanie and their children. Visiting family and friends and playing with his children are some of Tony’s favorite activities. He also enjoys baseball games, hunting, and fishing. Currently enrolled in college, Cpl. Mullis hopes to one day work as a game warden in Georgia. He also works for an automotive parts company in town and coaches his son’s recreational sports teams.
“Tony has not ridden a motorcycle since his injuries,” said Martin Duarte, Wounded Warriors Family Support’s program outreach coordinator. “This custom build motorcycle with adaptive equipment will enhance Tony’s quality of life and provide him with independence.”
Wounded Warriors Family Support launched the Mobility is Freedom program in 2015 to provide grants and modified vehicles for combat-wounded veterans. Wounded Warriors Family Support provided nine vehicles to veterans last year.
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.