My goodness, I am so very far behind. My apologies to all. Especially to Mannequin and our Remember When project (I have two to finish and post); Deb and her Prompts…several to be written; and most importantly to Soldiers’ Angels and the Valour-IT fundraiser. (Go donate to the Navy team!!)
In a very special nutshell, here’s what Valour-IT is about:
Project Valour-IT helps provide voice-controlled/adaptive laptop computers and other technology to support Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines recovering from hand wounds and other severe injuries. Items supplied include:
- Voice-controlled Laptops – Operated by speaking into a microphone or using other adaptive technologies, they allow the wounded to maintain connections with the rest of the world during recovery.
- Wii Video Game Systems – Whole-body game systems increase motivation and speed recovery when used under the guidance of physical therapists in therapy sessions (donated only to medical facilities).
- Personal GPS – Handheld GPS devices build self-confidence and independence by compensating for short-term memory loss and organizational challenges related to severe TBI and severe PTSD.
I promise to give you all a much more loving overview of what your donations can do for our wounded.
In the meantime, without being too awfully long-winded, let me just say everything here is in a major state of flux and I barely have time to scratch my own ass at the moment. Anyone in San Diego/Poway/Rancho Bernardo who has 1) the ability to pack quickly and 2) a vehicle to help me move…I must be out of the apartment THIS WEEKEND. Leave a comment, gimme a call, drop me an email and we’ll discuss. Bonus points if you have a car I can borrow for three hours tomorrow.
I’ll be back.
Until then, go check out Valour-IT and kick in a couple bucks to help shorten the distance between the hospital bed and home.
Love you all!