We are in a new age. One of increased connectedness and interconnectedness. The Internet Age.
People get their news from it, and stay in touch with family and friends world wide: in peace zones and war zones.
Sometimes, getting injured means having to be disconnected from this network. This is exactly the situation that Project Valour-IT is attempting to mitigate for our wounded soldiers. FbL of Fuzzilicious Thinking highlights a comment left at Thoughts by Seawitch that illustrates the need clearly
Seawitch, that is an absolutely amazing and bloody important cause that you are supporting. As I have a high-level spinal cord injury I also use a voice-activated computer. I have my little microphone that I speak into, and because I can move my arms I have a trackball mouse[...]I know what it is like to be stuck in hospital for a long time with nothing to do and no access to the outside world[...]
This project will make a massive difference to the lives of wounded soldiers. Giving them access to the outside world, as well as the independence that voice-activated computers will bring, is such an honourable way to thank them for the sacrifices they have made for our well-being.
So the Fusileers have been promoting this endeavor by Soldier's Angels for over a week now and what have we got to show for it?
Glad you asked.
- We have raised over $7500 (not including checks from this week)
- 10 Laptops, software and bags on the way to Bethesda (4 will be passed on to Walter Reed)
But it ain't enough people. The Soldier's Angel's goal is to raise $600,000 for full implementation which is 150 laptops in every military medical center.
Now, now calm down. You're not alone we have some corporate sponsors too. But, neither they, nor you can do it alone.
Everyone has to pull together to support those who have sacrified greatly for us. So please donate what you can by clicking here.
Thanks and let's roll!