13 August, 2008

Getting Dressed

The wonderful charity Sew Much Comfort provides clothes adapted to the needs of wounded warfighters while they are recovering. For example, T-shirts with velcro in the sides so that they can be easily donned even if the wearer can't lift or bend his arms, or extra-wide pant legs that can accommodate the wire frames that hold broken bones together.

But what about the severely-wounded who have recovered enough to return to their military jobs and are hoping to continue their careers? The numbers of seriously wounded who are staying in is increasing, and uniforms aren't exactly made for easy-access when adjusting prosthetics, nor are the seams and material kind to skin tenderized by scars or burns.

It has taken awhile, but the military is finally catching up.