01 November 2009

Gin rummy at the FST

Medics Spc. Jessica Damitz, left, and Spc. Chasity Moment play cards with Spc. Mathew Murphy of the 10th Mountain Division’s 2-87 Infantry Battalion on Aug. 12. Murphy, who was injured in an IED explosion while on patrol and suffered a traumatic brain injury, beat both the medics at gin rummy. Photo: Erin Grace Trieb / PANOS.

The therapy started by these caring medics by playing gin rummy with their patient will continue long after this Soldier's return to the US. In addition to providing laptop computers to wounded service members, Soldiers' Angels Project Valour-IT also provides technology such as "Personal GPS" devices, which help build self-confidence and independence by compensating for short-term memory loss and organizational challenges related to severe TBI.

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