In photos posted to his website, Rumbaugh frequently uses red, white and blue crutches to move around. But on Saturday, he received a gift designed to change that.
The Independence Fund — with the help of Toby Keith — presented Rumbaugh with an all-terrain trackchair at the musician's concert in Pittsburgh, Pa., where the veteran lives. Rumbaugh was treated to a meet-and-greet backstage at Highmark Stadium, where he got to enjoy the patriotic singer's concert.
"This Marine definitely deserves all the praise that he receives!" the fund wrote in a Facebook post, where they said Rumbaugh was awarded a Commendation Medal with a V, for Valor. "We thank you for serving our country Brandon! & Toby Keith, thanks for making this special moment possible!"
All-terrain wheelchairs, according to the United Spinal Assocation, "can expand your mobility range and access by taking you where you always wanted to go but were not able" and come in different types, like manual or powered. They're often known for helping the wheelchair user "on loose terrain such as sand or gravel, in snow, over hilly terrain or on hills."