iBOT Personal Mobility Device
Joshua Blair was born and raised in Salem, Oregon, and served in the US Army for over 13 years. Tragically, Joshua’s career in the Army ended early following a vehicle accident on August 5th of 2018 that resulted in severe injuries. Joshua, now suffering from quadriplegia, was medically discharged from the Army as a Staff Sargent, with three combat deployments under his belt, in 2020. Joshua attends Campbell University, where he will graduate in 2022 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. He plans to attend Law School at Campbell University, with aspirations to complete a Doctorate in Law to advocate for disability rights, specifically, policy that affects the livelihood of those with disabilities. Joshua has been married to his wife, Sara, for 11 years, and together, they have a 10-year-old daughter, Abigail.
The iBOT Personal Mobility Device will permit Joshua and his family to visit and enjoy activities unavailable to them in a standard power chair. Joshua looks forward to visiting many historical sites and local downtown areas, which hosts multiple dining areas. Joshua is also excited about navigating his college campus in his new iBOT, without the fear of encountering obstacles that would typically be restrictive to a power chair. Joshua also looks forward to climbing stairs and the new freedom and independence the iBOT will provide.