Soldiers Angels VALOUR-IT fundraiser

Team USAF could use some help.  The yearly fundraiser is almost over, and giving is way down.  VALOUR-IT puts voice activated laptops and other in the laps of wounded servicemen and women who don’t have hands to use them with anymore.  Every bit helps.

 

From one of the beneficiaries, Chuck Ziegenfuss:

In 2005, I was wounded.  For some months, I was unable to use my hands.  They were simply too badly damaged from the blast, and the surgeries to make them usable again left me unable to do anything for myself.

Then came Soldier’s Angels, who gave me a laptop, and paired it with special software that allowed me to control the computer, using only my voice!  Imagine, being able to do anything you can do with a mouse and keyboard, using just your voice.  For me, it allowed me to do one thing, that I could do before I was wounded.

That one thing–when everything: feeding, cleaning, scratching, everything had to be done for me–that one thing I could do for myself allowed me to connect to my soldiers, friends, and family. That one thing… that one thing began a long road to recovery.  It gave me hope; that I could learn to do other things like I did before.

2 Comments

  1. Kevin Baker says:

    Actually, Maj. Zeigenfuss is the founder of Project ValourIT. He found his voice-activated laptop so helpful to his recovery that he wanted to help other wounded warriors, and thus the program was started. Project ValourIT is the beneficiary of the annual Gun Blogger Rendezvous. Major Zeigenfuss has attended the Rendezvous a couple of times and is a very motivational speaker.

  2. Kevin Baker says:

    I screwed up the link: Gun Blogger Rendezvous will get you to the site.

    Damned typos.