Theodore's World: 3rd annual Valour-IT Fundraiser

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October 31, 2007

3rd annual Valour-IT Fundraiser

All of us here at Theodore's World support our troops. Each branch of the service is represented in my family, and I am so very proud of each one that served. It is very hard to pick just one so I went with the Marines since we have been proudly honored with the name Team Theodore by LPCL Alex who is in Iraq on his 2nd Tour. I have not heard from him in awhile so extra prayers he is doing ok and just really busy killing the bad guys. God be with you Alex.

3rd annual Valour-IT Fundraiser

Project Valour-IT, in memory of SFC William V. Ziegenfuss, helps provide voice-controlled and adaptive laptop computers to wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand wounds and other severe injuries at major military medical centers. Operating laptops by speaking into a microphone or using other adaptive technologies, our wounded heroes are able to send and receive messages from friends and loved ones, surf the ‘Net, and communicate with buddies still in the field. The experience of MAJ Charles “Chuck” Ziegenfuss, a partner in the project who suffered serious hand wounds while serving in Iraq, illustrates how important these laptops can be to a wounded service member’s recovery.

WHAT: Friendly fundraising competition for Valour-IT.
WHEN: October 29th through Veterans Day, November 11th .
WHERE: Based in the blogosphere, spreading everywhere else.
WHY: Because giving wounded warriors with hand and arm injuries access to a computer supports their healing and puts them back in touch with the world.
HOW: Blogger teams will be divided along military branches, with civilians "up for grabs."

The various teams are below:
Marines will be led by Holly Aho
Air Force will be led by Mrs. Greyhawk at Mudville Gazette
Navy will be led by Chaotic Synaptic Activity.
Army led by Matt and Jim of Blackfive


Posted by Wild Thing at October 31, 2007 05:40 PM


"Death Star II gear down APPROACH checklist Chewbacca!" .... Home Sweet Home boys!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at November 1, 2007 12:03 AM

HI Darth, WELCOME HOME you were missed.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 1, 2007 12:46 AM

The Army will win this Valour-IT!

Posted by: TomR at November 1, 2007 07:49 AM

There are many programs to assist those with disabilities to access a computer. There are screen reader programs for the blind, voice input programs such as Dragon Naturally Speaking, voice output programs that work with DNS called Jawbones. There are many programs and devices to allow a person with disabilities to access a computer. If you only have one muscle in your body that you can control, you can have computer access. Veterans as well as anyone else with disabilities can contact the Alliance For Technology Access. These folks have been doing this sort of work for many years and you'll not find a more compassionate or knowledgeable group in this world. If there is a way, they will find it. You can find local agencies through their site at


Posted by: Kurt at November 3, 2007 01:01 PM