Phish Donates Segways For Veterans

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Chris Stout says his segway isn’t just about getting him from point A to point B.

“You know, this changed my life.  Improved my marriage, improved my relationship with my children cause I was able to go to the zoo for a full day.” said U.S. Army Corporal Chris Stout.

Something he couldn’t do after he was injured during a mission in Afghanistan. Thanks to the Seg4Vets program this military man was given back his mobility.

Now Seg4Vets wants you to use your finances and buy a Phish T-shirt.   That’s because the band’s waterwheel charitable foundation is donating to Seg4Vets.

“You know the band uses the posters and all of these things that they sell and they take the money from that and they support small charities.” said Jerry Kerr of Segs4Vets.

Like Segs4Vets, which has given more than 1,000 segways to disabled veterans. For the 5’10’ Kerr a segway changes the way you look at the world and the world looks at you.

“Eight inches.  You get to look people in the eye instead of looking down on you.  It’s great.  A big self confidence booster.” said Cpl. Chris Stout.

“You don’t realize often times, the benefits from just standing, the health benefits.  Bone density, blood circulation, blood pressure.” said Jerry Kerr.

Not to mention the boost in self esteem.

“I know what it did for me and I know it’s going to do the same for them.  That’s what we talk about when we get these new guys on their segways.  It’s a great big family.” said Cpl. Chris Stout.

The net keeps getting a little bigger, Thanks to some charitable Phish.

Patrick Clark, News 11.