Friday, August 22, 2008

Laptops for the Wounded

Laura Brown, a mother whose son who fought in Iraq, is trying to improve conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center…one laptop computer at a time.

A few years ago, Laura was chatting online with the mother of a wounded soldier, and the mother mentioned that she had to print out her son's e-mails and take them to him at the hospital because there weren't enough laptops to go around.

Laura, whose own son had recently returned safely from the war, thought the solution to the problem seemed easy, so she formed a group, Laptops for the Wounded, to raise money for the cause.

Since its fundraising effort began in November 2005, Laura's organization has donated almost 40 computers to military hospitals around the country…with the majority of them going to Walter Reed in Washington D.C.

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