Daily Life of a Marine Mom

A Piece of My Heart is home from Iraq


Thursday, October 04, 2007

Update on Patty: She's doing good. Took some furniture and Eric's car (it was being worked on) to their house on base yesterday so she will have some furniture there when she moves there later this month. She is still slowly improving from her short-term memory loss but she still isn't back to par yet. Hopefully in the next month things will get a lot better for her so she can move over there soon.

Hope everyone is having a great day today. Mine is busy like it has been a lot lately but I did want to pass on new information about 'Veterans of Valor'. I talked about this some after meeting the young Marine who was severely wounded in Iraq, Cpl Klay South. He started it a few months ago and finally got some new info to post on it from his mother, Janet.

So below you will find the info and links that I received in an email from his mother.

Dear Friends,

As you know, Klay has started a not for profit called
Veterans of Valor. The mission of VoV is to assist the combat wounded who have 6 months or more of recovery. VoV provides live wire backpacks that can be attached to a wheelchair or conveniently carried. The value of the live wire feature is the ease of operating the ipod design for user friendly easy touch on the straps of the backpack…a great advantage to sight impairment, wounded limbs, or missing limbs. Each back pack also comes with a PSP to occupy the mind during long recovery hours between treatment, therapy, and surgeries. Breakaway pants are a welcome addition as leg wounds are common and clothing is a challenge for the wounded legs. Veterans of Valor has several other needed benefits to the combat wounded as well and is unlike other organizations.

Veterans of Valor does not fund salaries so the commitment is purely from the heart. The recipients reap the benefit of all the dedicated volunteer board members and help.

Klay’s determination to keep Veterans of Valor funded and active was planned with the long term in mind. Klay decided he needed a company to fund VoV as well as donors.
Operation Care Package 247 (www.operationcarepackage247.com) was launched by Klay as well. OCP247 will be live and ready to use in just a few short days. Operation Care Package 247 offers the best care packages available and from someone who has been there and stays connected with those who are actively serving. OCP247 has the convenience of shopping while supporting those who have greatly sacrificed. Other care package sites may have good intentions or even be a not for profit…however, Operation Care Package 247 www.operationcarepackage247.com is the only web site owned and founded by a wounded veteran AND is committed to supporting our wounded Heroes. I urge you to consider purchasing care packages from http://www.operationcarepackage247.com/ when it goes live in the next few days. Please pass the web site onto others.

You will find the prices competitive, products comprehensive, and the very best selection with name brand products.

I will send out an email when it goes live and ready to order.

Warmest Regards,

Janet South
Event Media Coordinator


Tuesday, October 02, 2007

First off -- HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SON, ERIC!! I got to talk to him yesterday and he said although things are better where he is, things still do happen (vague as always). But he and his platoon are all well and for that that I am grateful. I sent him the last three books in Stenphen King's Dark Tower series so he is estastic about his incoming birthday present hehe. I'm glad he called since I didn't get it sent out in time to get to him by today. We are at the less than 60 day mark for his homecoming now. When he gets home we will have to celebrate his 23rd birthday right!

Now I want you to go and watch this video and then come back and tell me what is wrong with these people?!?

Marines Mistreated

BTW - This is the SECOND time in less than a month that I have heard disparaging stuff coming out of the Bay area concerning our Marines. Are they not part of the United States?!? GRRRRRR.

Semper Fi and God bless all our Marines, troops, and their families.

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