Monday, November 9, 2009

Project Valour IT -- Give to Those Who Gave For Us

Today's warfare leaves thousands of men and women who serve America seriously wounded for life.

Project Valour IT can provide these troops with voice-activated laptops and other high-tech gear. Please take some time to learn about this project, then make a donation via the widget at the very bottom of the post.

From Villainous Company:
Project Valour-IT began when Captain Charles "Chuck" Ziegenfuss was wounded by an IED while serving as commander of a tank company in Iraq in June 2005.

During his deployment he kept a blog. Captivating writing, insightful stories of his experiences, and his self-deprecating humor won him many loyal readers. After he was wounded, his wife continued his blog, keeping his readers informed of his condition.

As he began to recover, CPT Ziegenfuss wanted to return to writing his blog, but serious hand injuries hampered his typing. When a loyal and generous reader gave him a copy of the Dragon Naturally Speaking Preferred software, other readers began to realize how important such software could be to CPT Ziegenfuss' fellow wounded soldiers and started casting about for a way to get it to them.

A fellow blogger who writes under the pseudonym FbL contacted Captain Ziegenfuss and the two realized they shared a vision of creating libraries of laptops with voice-controlled software that could be brought to the bedsides of wounded soldiers whose injuries prevented them from operating a standard computer. FbL contacted Soldiers' Angels, who offered to help develop the project, and Project Valour-IT was born.

In sharing their thoughts, CPT Ziegenfuss and FbL found that memories of their respective fathers were a motivating factor in their work with the project. Both continue their association with this project in memory of the great men in their lives whose fine examples taught them lasting lessons of courage and generosity.
Here's more of CPT Ziegenfuss' story, reposted from Cao's Blog:

Cao also notes:

Chuck blogs at From My Position on the Way, here.

Read about Chuck and his steadfast and courageous Carren, here and their amazing attitudes while he was recovering from his injuries.

The fundraiser ends Wednesday, November 11th, Veteran's Day. Please donate here:


Opus #6 on November 9, 2009 at 11:59 AM said...

Great idea. Thanks for posting this.

Bungalow Bill on November 9, 2009 at 12:33 PM said...

Thanks for raising awareness of this.

Bungalow Bill on November 9, 2009 at 4:06 PM said...

What happened to your Obama calls us teabaggers post? From what I understand Obama used to teabag Larry Sinclair, so I don't understand how he got the movement confused with his past. Was hoping you shed some light on that.

Snarky Basterd on November 9, 2009 at 4:13 PM said...

I pulled the "teabagger" post, Clay. It was pretty stupid. I've gotten off the beaten path with my posts the last three weeks. I need to get this ship back on course.

Snarky Basterd on November 9, 2009 at 4:17 PM said...

Here's the comment in which Obama calls us teabaggers, in case any wants to read it.

WomanHonorThyself on November 9, 2009 at 4:40 PM said...

great work Dr D!..the families of Fort Hood victims must be reeling from this pathetic excuse for a President!

Teresa on November 9, 2009 at 4:50 PM said...

Dr. Dave, letting off steam once in awhile is a wonderful thing, especially so no person blows their gasket off.

This is a wonderful cause. As a person who has a small disability, this touches my heart in a very special way. This is a wonderful idea! Thanks for posting this.

the Liberty Pen on November 9, 2009 at 5:36 PM said...

Thank you for writing about this and bringing it to light. A worthy cause indeed, and our military needs all the help they can get. They certainly won't get it from Obama.

Ron Russell on November 9, 2009 at 5:40 PM said...

A good and worthwhile post Dr Dave and a story worth repeating.

Amusing Bunni on November 9, 2009 at 7:45 PM said...

Hi Dr. Dave! Thanks for posting this. You are a true patriot. I am disgusted with the names the pResident calls us. He is not worthy to clean out porky pigs pen. I know the Families of the Murdered soldiers at Ft. Hood would be better off if he just stayed home. I'm praying for all of them, and all brave soldiers, past and present, everywhere. Great Post.

The_Kid on November 9, 2009 at 8:20 PM said...

Truly a great cause.

I have donated only to Soldiers Angels for the past however many years and will continue as long as our folks are in harms way.

They do a lot of great work

Matt on November 9, 2009 at 11:18 PM said...

A good cause Dr. Dave. Thanks for spreading the word.

The Conservative Lady on November 11, 2009 at 12:37 AM said...

Soldier's Angels is one of my favorite charities. Thanks for posting this information. A worthy cause.

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