Friday, December 30, 2005

More Amputees

"Unfortunately, we are seeing more men and women with multiple limb
amputations," said Woodrow. "And, now we are seeing more and more younger
veterans with traumatic amputations from this war."

-Randi Woodrow, a physical therapist
and physical therapy section chief at the Veterans Affairs, Greater Los
Angeles Health Center

Vet awaits return home

Vet awaits return home

When Bryan Anderson comes home to Rolling Meadows in roughly a year, the 24-year-old triple amputee hopes his travel ticket is one-way.

"Everybody is planning welcoming parties for me, and I just don't want to be home for a while and have to come back for more therapy. I want to go home for good," said Anderson from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where he is recovering after being injured in Iraq.

continue reading>>

Bryan Anderson

We can rebuild you Advances in artificial limbs

December 28, 2005
We can rebuild you Advances in artificial limbs

By Rita Ross
For the Times Herald-Record

Medical technology has been teaming up with the military for decades to save the lives of American soldiers.

continue reading>>

425 Amputees?

"It's a too-common byproduct of today's warfare. Better battlefield medicine and body armor keep more soldiers alive, but the enemy's insidious roadside bombs mean more head and face injuries and amputations. Of nearly 17,000 wounded since 2001, about 2.5 percent are amputees. "

[Source:Dallas Daily News]

No. 3 Texan of the Year

No. 3 Texan of the Year:
Brooke Army Medical Center

For nursing our injured heroes back to health

09:32 AM CST on Friday, December 30, 2005

When the Brooke Army Medical Center's amputee care facility opened in San Antonio this year, Army vice chief of staff Gen. Richard Cody called it a statement that "we'll never leave our fallen behind."

continue reading>>

Iraq War Amputee Says She'll Seek House Seat

Iraq War Amputee Says She'll Seek House Seat
From Times Wire Reports

Army Maj. L. Tammy Duckworth, a helicopter pilot who lost her legs to a rocket-propelled grenade attack in Iraq, formally announced she was seeking the Democratic nomination for the seat of retiring Rep. Henry J. Hyde, a Republican whose district covers Chicago's western suburbs.

continue reading article >>

Now Back

Thanks to everyone who visited the site and who sent messages of concern. The Gulf Coast will never be the same. Please continue to do what you can and seek out information. Despite what might be on television, the people there are in desperate need still.


Thursday, December 29, 2005

Bush set to visit troops at BAMC

Bush set to visit troops at BAMC

Web Posted: 12/29/2005 12:00 AM CST
Sig Christenson
Express-News Military Writer

President Bush will visit wounded troops New Year's Day at Brooke Army Medical Center, on his first trip to the military hospital as commander-in-chief.

Details of the trip weren't complete Wednesday, but White House spokesman Trent Duffy told reporters in Crawford that Bush will meet with wounded troops, most of them from Iraq.


Friday, December 23, 2005

War amputee turns personal tragedy into hope for others

War amputee turns personal tragedy into hope for others

A wounded Minnesota vet is back from Iraq and she's busier than ever.

A bomb took Melissa Stockwell's leg but it won't take her dream of helping other injured soldiers.

continue reading the article>>

In this article:
Melissa Stockwell

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Youth shows soldier amputees what is possible

Youth shows soldier amputees what is possible

The Providence Journal

There is a small food court in the basement of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. I stood in line at the Dunkin' Donuts counter. Next to me, there was a young man without a leg and a young woman in a wheelchair who was also missing a leg. Nearby, I saw two other soldiers without limbs. All of them seemed upbeat, chatting and joking with fellow soldiers.

continue reading>>

Maurice (last name not provided)

Sunday, December 18, 2005

High-tech artificial limbs empower war amputees raring to run

Posted on: Sunday, December 18, 2005
High-tech artificial limbs empower war amputees raring to run

By William Cole
Advertiser Military Writer

Sgt. Jorge De Leon has his microprocessor-driven prosthetic leg adjusted by Kai Newton of Advanced Prosthetics & Orthotics of the Pacific. De Leon, who lost his leg in an explosion in Afghanistan, even runs marathons and rides a bike. About 15 people in Hawai'i have microprocessor-enabled limbs.

continue reading>>

See a graphic of a C-Leg>>

Jorge De Leon, 32, leg (AK)

Monday, December 12, 2005

Military written Children's Activity Book to Deal with Parents with Amputations

"The military has expanded coping and counseling services for families, and support groups and troves of literature have emerged specifically for children with parents at war. The latest in the Your Buddy CJ activity book series, due out in April, offers tips to children with a parent who's an amputee."

[Source: USA Today]

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Georgia Marine shares war experience

Georgia Marine shares war experience
December 8, 2005

Americus -- More than 2,000 soldiers have died in Iraq since the war began, but there are also hundreds of others who have been injured. One South Georgia Marine who is now a double amputee is speaking out about his experience and how it's changed his life.

continue reading>>

Adrian Jones, 22, 2 legs