11 November, 2005

One Soldier's Valour-IT Story

The following arrived in my email this morning. It was originally from a Soldiers' Angel working with the family of a young triple amputee (he has a single arm) at Walter Reed who will be receiving a Valour-IT laptop today Monday. If I have to think enough to comment on it, I will end up on the floor in a puddle of tears, and I don't have time to cry today. So, just read it and then hit the "donate" button for Valour-IT, okay?

...It will be anywhere from one year to 18 month before B will be able to come back home. He has a long road ahead of him. His mother said that they are doing everything for him and it is getting very frustrating for him. He wants to talk to his friends but he just is not ready to do it yet. With this laptop he will be able to communicate with family and friends and will be able to do it without the help of anyone. This is going to be the first step in showing him that he will be able to do things on his own.

When I told her about project Valour IT she almost cried. She couldn't stop thanking us for this wonderful gift and opportunity that you are giving to B. She says that B is a fighter and that he will be getting prosthetic legs. She also said that he will be water skiing again in the future. She is so upbeat and positive over all of this.

Thank you so much for this project. This project Valour IT is an amazing project...
You'll get no argument from me on that last point. Now, go donate.

Update here.