23 March, 2006

A Marine in Need

Valour-IT has been working closely with the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH). Through my MOPH contact, we recently identified a wounded Marine whom we thought could benefit from a Valour-IT laptop. Unfortunately, his voice is too weak to use it effectively at this time.

This Marine has had a very, very rough time. His wife divorced him after he was wounded, and he is not recovered enough to live unassisted so he is a patient alone at the VA hospital. MOPH volunteers have developed a relationship with him, but he's in a very tough situation. He needs all the support and encouragement he can get.

My contact says that something as simple as the gift of a hat brought him great joy. He loves anything related to Nascar, so that's a great way we can show him he's loved and remembered. If you would like to send him some NASCAR posters, model cars, memorabilia, etc., please email me. Perhaps there's even someone out there with some contacts in the NASCAR world...

The milblog world is an amazing place, so let's see what we can do for this dear Marine!