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As thousands of American soldiers face the risk of personal injury and even death, a group of Ava High School students is spearheading a service project to offer something back to those soldiers recovering from tragic injury.
In the Brooke Army Medical Center of Fort Sam Houston near San Antonio, TX, L.T. Carol Gateley works as a nurse in a wing with over 30 beds constantly filled to capacity.
These beds are occupied by American soldiers who have been dismembered and severely injured from service as heroes in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Recently, a local Ava hero, Jacob Evans, spent time at this facility.
“The facility is huge and almost every room is full,” stated Jacob’s cousin, Richelle Pettit, a student at Ava High School.
The AHS chapters of Family Career and Community Leaders of America, Turning Resources and Energy in New Directions, and National Honors Society are doing an outreach to offer entertainment for these injured soldiers.
We are collecting used Playstation 3 games and Blu-Ray DVD’s to donate to the Brooke Army Medical Center. It will provide the bedridden soldiers with a fun way to pass the time.
Monetary donations may also be made to purchase the games and movies.
If you would like to make a donation, contact TREND President Whitney McDonald at Ava High School, (417) 683-5747 or drop your gently used Blu-Ray or PS3 games off at the Ava High School office.