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Mariela and a ski instructor race down Snowmass Mountain during the 2019 National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic.Life is never settled
When reaching their 70s most people think of slowing down however Emile and Lisette Meylan are not most people. "Life is never settled" says Emile, "there’s always something to think and worry about.”
Veterans Gregory Johnson and Katie Taylor of the Washington, DC VAMC Computer Repair TeamVet Squad – The DC VAMC Computer Repair Team
Having the talent to build or repair computers is rare and being able to do it with limited or low vision is almost unheard of – unless you are a Veteran at the Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center.
Mary and Dawn at LBJ 100 Bike RideMosul to Maine – a Journey of Trauma and Recovery
Army Veteran Mary Torczon nearly lost her life when a car bomb in Mosul killed her best friends and left her with a TBI – then things worse. But now Mary is thriving thanks to the VA and our community partners!
Noted audiology researcher Dr. Richard Wilson retired earlier this year after a pioneering career that spanned more than four decades.Audiology Pioneer Looks Back at His 42yr VA Career
A self-described maverick, Dr. Richard Wilson has always pushed boundaries. When he joined VA in 1972, he was told "research was not part of the responsibility' of the audiology team. That policy didn't last long.
Guide dog golden retriever standing next to a manOn Point
Partnerships between war-blinded Veterans and guide dogs were recorded as early as 1899, and a concerted effort was made by the German Red Cross to train and provide dogs to war-blinded Veterans.
Susan Delanko, Registered Kinesiotherapist, VA Pittsburgh Health Care System instructs tai chi with her patients.National Kinesiotherapy (KT) Week – September 8-12
During WW II, corrective physical reconditioning units were established to accelerate the return of troops to active duty following injury, As a result corrective therapists became a part of the rehabilitation effort...
Chris Melendez, disabled Army Veteran, TNA Wrestling star and grand marshal of the 4th Annual Heroes on the Hudson event, at Pier 66 in Manhattan, greets a disabled Veteran.Watering Down Their Worries
Out on the water with the wind in your hair, it’s hard to feel anything but exhilarated. That’s what's behind an annual event "Heroes on the Hudson" in which disabled Veterans spend the day on the Hudson River.
First Chief of the Blind Center Russ Williams in his office talking with a patient at the first Blind Rehabilitation Center, Hines VA Hospital in Chicago.Post WWII – Commitment to Blind Veterans
"No blinded servicemen from WWII would be returned to their homes without adequate training to meet the problems of necessity imposed upon them by their blindness." -- President Franklin D. Roosevelt
A user of the DARPA-funded "Modular Prosthetic Limb," in development by a team at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, shakes hand with an attendee at the Federal Advanced Amputation Skills Training symposium. (Photo by Randy McCracken)VA & DoD at the Forefront of Rehab Medicine
From double arm transplants to robotic limbs, the Department of Veteran Affairs and Department of Defense share latest technology in support of Veterans and Servicemembers with limb loss.
Good Buddies —- Army Veteran Larry Opitz spends some time with his favorite horse, Kris, at Strongwater Farm in Tewksbury, Mass. Photo by Bob Whitaker, Lowell Sun   www.lowellsun.com     Used with permission.Reining in PTSD With Equestrian Therapy
“Interaction with an animal makes you feel more relaxed,” said Joe Grimard, “You’re connecting with an animal, a living thing, and that’s all you’re focused on. You’re no longer focusing on yourself, or your problems.”

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