Our Story

On July 13, 2015, Gary Denton purchased an existing AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care business in Prescott Valley AZ. While he was cleaning up the facility and getting it ready to re-open, he noticed a old powered wheelchair in the back of the building. It was in very poor condition and needed some work. Since he owns a repair shop, he was able to have his technicians make all of the repairs. Once the chair was refurbished, he started out on his search for a qualified recipient. Then fate stepped in. Larry Jacobs & Larry Gray who are both Veterans & volunteers for a Military Outreach program called the "Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve" (ESGR). He told Larry & Larry about the chair and how he wanted to find the right candidate. They both agreed to help him with the search. A few weeks later, they introduced Gary Denton to Robert Martens, an Army Veteran, who has been on a kidney and pancreas transplant list for two years and has trouble walking for more than a few feet. The Powered Wheelchair allows the freedom to get out of the house, visit friends, go to parks, and so on. 

On February 28, 2016 AAMCO presented the chair to Mr. Martens. We completely changed his life. He is now FREE to get out of the house and feel normal again. A lot of us don't realize how depressing it would be to be stuck in your home, only getting out for doctor appointments. The very next morning, Gary knew he had to find another Powered Wheelchair & do this again. This is where the "Wheels of Freedom Project" was born. We would start a not for profit charity that would engage with community leaders in order to get the word out & provide new freedom to our Veterans.

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