This Post Will Remain Up Top, until Nov 12, 2005
I have been following From My Position for quite some time. Then one of our military friends called one day, and said. "Hey, I found your blog and I found one of my buddies on your blogroll. I know Chuck Z." It made things a little more personal.
So now I go over every single day, and I read Chuck or his wife Caren.
Chuck and his wife were going to picnics like the rest of us before his injury. He is currently at Walter Reed getting more procedures done. I think if you are on the fence about giving to Project Valour -IT, you only need to go here and read a few posts. I picked these posts here, but feel free to go over and read more.
There is this post written by Caren a couple of days ago.
This is a post written by Chuck a little while ago.
Here is a post written by Caren written a couple of days ago from Walter Reed.
So go over and read, these posts, and try and pick a few more.
Project Valour-IT(Voice-Activated Laptops for OUR Injured Troops)
Project Valour-IT, in memory of SFC William V. Ziegenfuss, provides voice-controlled software and laptop computers to wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand and arm injuries or amputations at major military medical centers. Operating laptops by speaking into a microphone, our wounded heroes are able to send and receive messages from friends and loved ones, surf the 'Net, and communicate with buddies still in the field without having to press a key or move a mouse. The experience of CPT Charles "Chuck" Ziegenfuss, a partner in the project who suffered hand wounds while serving in Iraq, illustrates how important this voice-controlled software can be to a wounded servicemember's recovery.
The injured really need our help.
Mr. Blackfive has the details, so go give him a visit.
WHAT: Friendly fundraising competition for Valour-IT.WHEN: November 2nd through Veterans Day (the 11th).WHERE: Based in the blogosphere, spreading everywhere else.WHY: Because giving wounded warriors with hand and arm injuries access to a computer supports their healing and puts them back in touch with the world.
Do what you can folks!!