Valour-IT helps provide voice-controlled/adaptive laptop computers and other necessary technology to support service members recovering from hand wounds and other severe injuries.
Items supplied include:
Voice-controlled laptops, which are operated by speaking into a microphone or using other adaptive technologies. They allow wounded service members to maintain connections with the rest of the world during recovery.
iPads & Personal GPS - Portable computers like iPads and handheld GPS devices build self-confidence and independence by compensating for short-term memory loss and organizational challenges related to severe TBI and severe PTSD.
To be eligible you must be Post 9-11 wounded, ill and injured and must have injuries which require computer and electronics accommodations. Priority consideration is given to those applicants who are officially approved for special accommodations through the Computer/Electronics Accommodation Program (CAP). This program provides accommodation support to wounded service members who are blind or have low vision, suffer from cognitive impairments (memory loss, problems with orientation, distractibility, etc.), have communication disabilities (speech, hearing, stuttering, etc.), are deaf or hard of hearing, or who suffered from dexterity conditions. To learn more about the CAP program and to apply click here.
To apply for Valour-IT, please click here to complete the online application. Before approval, you will be required to provide proof of service, proof of injury, and (if applicable) proof of approval through CAP.
If you have questions about this program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"...It is comforting to know there are people who care so much. After a year of surgeries, treatment and therapy, it can be discouraging. Although I am a trained attorney, due to TBI, it is unclear what my future will be. The computer will help with my therapy and my transition back to civilian work." – Captain V, U.S. Army Reserves
He received it yesterday, fully loaded with a receipt from Best Buy. He was extremely pleased and could not believe that it is brand new with all the bells and whistles – he actually started crying and thanked us over and over. – Bobby Hayden, OEF/OIF Patient Services Advocate
January 18th, 2006
Dear Mrs. Smith,
It was brought to my attention that your organization, Soldier's Angels, did something very special for the Marines of our Injured Support Battalion. I want to take this time and thank you so much for your contribution to make special memories for those who sacrifice so much.
Your contribution of laptops is quite above and beyond. I am grateful that you have taken time to honor our injured heroes.I remain...