Your Donation at Work
80% of every donation to our veteran’s charity directly funds the purchase of the Ekso SoldierSuit or a SoldierScholarship.
Low Administrative Costs
of our operating budget goes toward administrative cost—a number we are committed to keeping very low so you can be sure your donation to our veteran’s charity is making an impact.
19 Exoskeleton rehabilitative devices have been donated to VA Medical Centers across the country, providing thousands of veterans with access to the life-changing technology
When veteran Matt Ross (Ret. Army) suffered a devastating spinal injury while working on his farm, doctors said he was lucky to be alive. They also said he’d never walk again. But, with his daughter getting married the next year, Matt had different plans: He was going to walk his daughter down the aisle. And, thanks to SoldierStrong and Matt’s unflinching drive, that plan became a reality.
“If that Ekso hadn’t of pushed me forward…I probably wouldn’t be at the point I’m at now. I don’t think that I would have progressed that fast.
You get all your freedom back again. Instead of being confined to a wheelchair for the rest of your life … You can stand up. You can walk. You can do the things that you used to be able to do.
After my accident, the first time I stood up … the rush you got, the feeling you got, there’s just no explanation for it.”
Life Changing Results
A member of the Army Reserves for a decade, Dan Rose was injured by an Improvised Explosive Device in 2011 while in Afghanistan. The blast was estimated to have come from approximately 1,000 pounds of explosive and left him paralyzed from the chest down.
However, after gaining access to an exoskeleton, Dan Rose remains active, regularly downhill skiing and wheelchair racing. He also plays sled hockey, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair football. He enjoys hand cycling, mountain biking, and he has recently picked up riding a longboard skateboard from his chair. Dan’s always enjoyed living an active lifestyle, and thanks to SoldierStrong, that hasn’t changed since his injury.
“I had given up on walking and thought of it as a pipe dream, so to be able to stand on my own two feet and walk across a room was a very emotional experience. The first time I stood up (I realized) I’d forgotten what it was like to be eye level with everyone. It was like standing on top of a mountain.”
Veteran Jason Gieser was paralyzed from the chest down in a tragic motorcycle accident. But, after receiving access to the SoldierSuit, Gieser was not only able to receive increased mobility, but also finally get relief from nerve pain resulting from the accident. For him, the ability to stand again has been priceless.
‘You can’t put a price on walking. You can’t put a price on someone’s ability to be 6 foot tall again, and stand up and kiss your wife—stand up and hug your daughter, or your son. There’s no price on that. There’s no price on getting those small treasures—the small things that seem insignificant when you have the ability to do them, but they become so significant when you no longer have that ability.’
Devices like the SoldierSuit being made available to veterans can have significant health impacts if the users are able to access it on a regular basis.
Frequently Asked Questions
SoldierStrong immediately puts your donation to work toward either the purchase of Ekso medical technologies or toward the SoldierScholars program.
When a certain amount of money is collected, we fully purchase one of the medical technologies that go into the SoldierSuit or make an endowment to one of our university partners for veteran rehabilitation.
Yes, absolutely. You have the freedom to donate to as many of our programs as you would like.
A donation of any size is appreciated. To help you determine what the right amount is for you, the medical devices we provide range from $5,000 to $150,000 each. Whether you choose to make a small donation or fund the purchase of an entire device, know that your con-tribution is immeasurably helping a veteran who has sacrificed so much to keep us safe and free.
Learn more about our individual donor program.
To make a donation, please click here.
If you would like to send your donation by mail, please make check payable to:
1127 High Ridge Road, # 124
Stamford, CT 06905
Yes, a donation of any size is tax deductible.
On the last day of each month, we mail a letter to all our donors confirming the amount they’ve donated year-to-date, as well as a year-end statement you can use for tax purposes.