Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Injured troops sleeping better now

These pictures are from a TBI clinic (Traumatic Brain Injury) at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, where troops who have been in an IED explosion and suffered concussion go as in-patients for 1-2 weeks. They rest while swelling in their brains goes down, and can return to their units in 90% of cases. The patients often have spinal bruising and small shrapnel, but are not severe enough to be evacuated out of the country.

Their nurse contacted me asking for thick foam mattress toppers, since they guys were so sore they couldn't get comfortable on the thin Army mattresses the clinic had available.

The pads were expensive - $80 each plus shipping, but with the help of some of our generous donors, Soldiers' Angels medical support team was able to purchase and ship enough of these pads to the clinic so that every in-patient could have one.

Those smiles say it all :-)

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