Monday, July 09, 2012

The Last Laptop

On June 23, in a touching ceremony in front of throngs of fans at the Triumph Superbike Classic, Soldiers' Angels was able to distribute the last Valour-IT laptop that funds allowed at that time (the fundraising competition, which began on July 4th, is trying to raise more money to help with the dozens of wounded warriors still waiting for a laptop). Sgt Ben Tomlinson was serving as a special forces Marine on his second tour in Afghanistan when he was shot in the spine. Paralyzed from the chest downward, he spent almost two years in intensive medical treatment and physical therapy to develop limited use of his arms before returning to his home of Jacksonville in February 2012. Now he wants to attend college.

American Motorcycle Association (AMA) racer and Soldiers' Angels ambassador David White #213 presented Sgt. Tomlinson with a voice-controlled laptop fully-equipped with Dragon Naturally Speaking software at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL during the 2012 Triumph Superbike Classic. The presentation was part of the opening ceremonies conducted from Pit Road.

Read the rest and see some great pictures here