Florida Georgia Line made one wounded veteran’s everyday daily life much easier by giving him a one-of-a-kind all-terrain wheelchair. During a recent concert, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard met with retired Army Staff Sergeant Shane Savage, who was wounded in Afghanistan in 2010 and lost his leg. It was there that the country duo shared their genuine appreciation for Savage and his service to our country.
“I got an invitation from Independence Fund to go to the concert,” Savage tells Fox News about the experience. “I thought I would just be attending a concert and then four days prior they contacted me and said, ‘Hey, Florida Georgia Line wants to do a presentation with you and donate the chair directly to you at the concert.’”
FGL took to Instagram to further illustrate their excitement: “For the second time during our tour we were able to partner with @theindependencefundinc to provide an all-terrain wheelchair to a wounded veteran. Truly blessed to be able to present a chair to retired Army Staff Sergeant Shane Savage.”
Meanwhile, Savage says that it was a very emotional meet-and-greet for him and the country group. “It was an emotional experience to have that type of opportunity to be able to participate in something of that nature,” he says. “To be able to represent my fellow amputees and fellow veterans and to be able to do that on national TV is such an honor to be able to do.”
The Independence Fund’s mission is to support our wounded and injured veterans with the tools to achieve their independence and freedoms that they have fought to preserve.