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Orthopedic Cane Program for
Walking Wounded

Donated to us & provided FREE for all
wounded military personel and
"Any Vet ... Any War" by www.oohrah.net
and the Heart of a Marine Foundation

Don Patterson saw a need for a better cane for the wounded amputees. Don was in the USMC from 1954 - 1957.

His company, KoolStuf Internet Consultants, Inc., who owns the web site www.oohrah.net is the premier U.S. Marines photographic web site, went into the cane business. Don formed the Walking Wounded Cane Program.

He goes to Walter Reed Hospital every Wednesday morning giving orthopedic canes to all of the wounded who need these special canes. Don then goes to the National Naval Hospital in Bethesda, MD for the wounded there. These canes are donated by The Heart of A Marine Foundation.

Don and the Heart of a Marine Foundation send canes to both Wounded Warrior Barracks, East and West, Balboa Hospital and wounded that call in from all over the world.

All wounded amputees, any Vet ... Any War, from all branches of the military, qualify for the Walking Wounded Canes.

The Physical Therapy personel at WRAMC and NNMC help to determine who and when a patient recieves a cane. Below are photos of some of the cane receiptants.


Heart of a Marine Foundation

Heart of a Marine Foundation

Ortho Cane Fotos of Georgette & Roy Frank, Heart of a Marine founders,
Slattery detachment Marines & wounded receiptants of Don's Ortho canes.




Peace Bro !!



Peace Bro !!


(read story here)

Sue & Gabe Downes, Army,
received an Army Blanket
from Slattery Det. MCL, NJ
(read story here)




Crystal Davis Photos
taken 10-11-2006
are located at: Click Here

3 Army Warriors received their
orthopedicpedic canes
from Don Patterson
(read story here)

Cris Rutter, Army, received
a right orthopedicpedic cane
from Don Patterson
(read story here)


Admiral James D. Watkins received
a right side orthopedicpedic cane
from Don Patterson
(read story here)

SPC Crystal Davis, Army,
received a hand carved
presentation cane from Don
Patterson that was donated by
Neal C. Evans of California.
(read story here)

Ramsey Maxwell, Army, received
a right side orthopedicpedic cane
from Don Patterson
(read story here)

Army S/Sgt Ronell Bradley receives a set of orthopedicpedic canes from Claudia Mitchel, Tony Begenwald, & Don Patterson (taking photo)
(read story here)


(Seated; L-R) Jacque Keeslar, Army, received a wood presentation cane from Don Patterson for Neal C. Evans Mr. Evans hand made this cane
(read story here)

(Seated; L-R) Marine Neil Frustaglio & Navy POT2 Chad Kueser receive a set of orthopedicpedic canes from
Tony Begenwald, Claudia Mitchel, & Don Patterson (taking photo) MCL members.
(read story here)

(Seated; L-R) Neil Duncan, Army, & Navy Corpsman Elmer Dinglasan each received a set of orthopedicpedic canes from Tony Begenwald & Don Patterson (taking photo), MCL members.
(read story here)

Eric Browy, Army, received
a left side orthopedicpedic
cane from Don Patterson.
(read story here)


Jordan Pierson, USMC, received
a right side orthopedicpedic cane
from Don Patterson
(read story here)

Crystal Davis, Army, received sets of snap on shorts from members of the Sgt. Grunt Chat Room group and also an Army blanket from the Slattery Det. MCL of New Jersey as Don Patterson & her father Jimmy Davis look on.
(read story here)

James Donaldson, Army, receives a set of orthopedicpedic canes from Claudia Mitchel & Don Patterson (taking photo) MCL members,
as Captain Gregory Loomis looks on.
(read story here)

Pedro Castaing, Navy, received a right orthopedicpedic cane from Don Patterson
(read story here)

Barry Getz & Adrian Lewis recieved a hand carved presentation cane from Don Patterson that was donated to them from Neal C. Evans in California.

Army Pfc Marissa Strock receives a
custom made Army wheelchair blanket donated by NJ206 Det. MCL, from
Don Patterson, MD MCL member, as
Sandra Ogden her mother looks on.
(read story here)


Marissa Strock recieves a hand carved presentation cane from Don Patterson that was donated to her from Neal C. Evans in California.

David Thomas, Army, received a right side orthopedicpedic cane from Don Patterson.
(read story here)

Ben Lunak, USMC, received a left side orthopedicpedic cane from Don Patterson,
flanked by his mother Cindy.
(read story here)

Additional Photos taken 5-17-2006 are located at: Click Here

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