Wounded Warriors Family Support Donates 2024 Ford F250 to Texas Iraq War Veteran

Justin Ellis Mobility Is Freedom Truck Donation WWFS Veteran Disability

Feb. 18, 2024

Wounded Warriors Family Support (WWFS) is proud to continue its commitment to our nation’s heroes through the Mobility is Freedom program, which was established in 2015. Our mission is to empower combat-wounded veterans with enhanced mobility and renewed independence, enriching their lives and the lives of their families.

Our program is dedicated to providing grants and custom-modified vehicles tailored to the unique needs of disabled veterans, ensuring they can navigate their daily lives with autonomy and dignity. These vehicles are not mere tools; they are lifelines that reconnect our veterans to their communities, careers, and family life.

A recent testament to the success of Mobility is Freedom is the story of Justin Ellis, a veteran whose service to our country has been met with unwavering gratitude and support from WWFS. After facing challenges in obtaining a suitable vehicle, WWFS intervened to purchase a 2024 F250 to accommodate his specific needs. With his new vehicle, Mr. Ellis is not only driving independently using his prosthetics but also thriving in his post-service life.

WWFS believes that freedom is not a luxury but a fundamental right, one that Justin Ellis and countless other veterans have fought to protect. By providing these vital resources, we are honoring their sacrifices and aiding in their journey to a fulfilling life post-combat. Our dedication to our wounded warriors remains steadfast, as does our resolve to ensure that every veteran has the opportunity to lead a life of quality and purpose.

Army Sergeant Justin Ellis joined the US Army in Weathorford, Texas in May of 1998. It was his belief that it was his path to serve the country and to do his part for society. 

On May 6, 2007, Sgt. Ellis was in Sadr City, Iraq in a convoy that was struck by an IED containing an estimated 300 pounds of weight. The vehicle Sgt. Ellis was in was knocked over into a ditch. As soon as Sgt. Ellis regained consciousness, he began dragging members of his crew away from the catastrophically damaged vehicle toward safety. While trying to render aid to his crew, they came under direct small arms fire. Sgt. Ellis was struck in the trauma plates by small arms fire. He and his crew were aided by the rest of the team minutes later and medically evacuated. 

After life stabilization methods were applied Sgt. Ellis was flown to Germany and then to BAMC in San Antonio where he had multiple surgeries, therapies, and was reintegrated into civilian life for over a year.  Sergeant Ellis was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his exemplary service. 

Sergeant Ellis and his wife Stephanie would like to live in Hempstead, Texas to be closer to family. 

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.

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