31 Dec '15, 4pm

Operation Supply Drop Donates Video Games to Burn Center for Rehab Therapy

Operation Supply Drop Donates Video Games to Burn Center for Rehab Therapy

Video games are proving to be effective physical and occupational therapy tools throughout rehabilitation centers. Until recently, burn patients at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, did not have that option, but now thanks to a generous donation Nov. 18 by Operation Supply Drop, video games will be available for rehab patients. OSD is a nonprofit organization devoted to sending video game care packages to deployed service members overseas and wounded warriors recovering in military hospitals. Glenn Banton, OSD chief executive officer, said the concept of his organization is to send warriors video games as a distraction from being deployed to a war zone or recovering in a hospital. "It also builds morale and comradery," said Banton. Maj. Erik Johnson, chief of Occupational Therapy at the Burn Center, met members of OSD at a...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/159459/Operation_Supply_Drop_...

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