While I was laying in the shower with my feet against the wall, paralyzed from the neck down, one thought really kept me going. I knew that the technology existed to keep me going as long as my head wasn’t paralyzed. Stephen W Hawking became my inspiration! The tragedy is that the VA apparently doesn’t understand that simple fact. It took me eight months to get connected to the Internet and that only happened because a friend helped me out, even though I was in a “Spinal Cord Injury/Rehab” facility.

How many other vets, or underinsured non-vets, are lying in hospital beds, or at home, trying to communicate when simple technology exists to turn any yes or no answer into a doorway to the outside world?

Pass this along to any friends you might know who are in this position.

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