We live a quiet, charmed life for the most part. We get up each day and go on about our business and our pleasures, secure that should things go wrong, men and women with training and equipment will respond to protect us and take care of us.
On 9/11 we were struck an incredible blow. Our emergency services people responded to that blow and paid dearly for their dedication. They will forever be lionized in US history for their sacrifices.
As the wearied, ash covered firefighters finished their awful job, the staff of American pride was picked up by the infantryman and carried overseas.
Remember this in the wake of 911?
We took it to them. Big time.
And we owe our warriors. They did it for us. We owe them a means to stay in touch, to express themselves. I bid you take a look at project Valour IT. Valour IT seeks to provide computers and voice-actuated software to wounded warriors who cannot type. In this day and age, computers have become a primary means of staying in touch. Imagine if I took your computer away--I know people who would end up curled in a fetal position in a corner.
Help out if you can.
Update: Here's the URL for Project Valour-IT