• Why I get my health care at VA: Jake

    Jake served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. After separating from service he was injured and partially paralyzed. He came to VA for help, and received much more than he expected.

  • The Mother Teresa of recreation therapy has retired

    Joyce Casey, a Spinal Cord Injury recreation therapist, has saved and changed the lives of thousands of paralyzed Veterans.

  • Doctors didn’t think Veteran would walk again

    Army Veteran Candice Caesar was paralyzed in an accident in Germany in 1999. When the doctors said they didn’t think she would walk again, she started planning a marathon. And she made it happen.

  • Marine Corps Veteran takes home gold at wheelchair games

    Marine Veteran Tim Conner competed in power lifting during the 39th Annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Louisville, Kentucky, earning gold.

  • Quad amputee finds adrenaline through skiing, golfing and adaptive sports

    No arms and no legs are no problem for this Coast Guard Vet who still skis and golfs with the best of them through adaptive sports.

  • Bringing polytrauma hope and healing in Minneapolis

    From strokes to other major brain injuries, the Minneapolis polytrauma team provides world-class care unlike anything in the civilian community.

  • Mom, daughter reunite for first time in 36 years at Wheelchair Games

    Pamela Foley wondered what happened to the child she gave up for adoption in 1983. They met for the first time at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games.

  • VA, para-mobile partners help Veterans swing for the greens

    Josh Maley was in a deep depression and never thought he'd golf again. The para-mobile gave him back the game he loves and got him back to the game of life.

  • Paralyzed Marine pays it forward and stays ‘Oscar Mike’

    Noah Currier a Marine Corps Veteran who was paralyzed after getting home from Iraq, started Oscar Mike, an American-made apparel company and foundation.

  • Keith Thompson earns top honors at National Veterans Wheelchair Games

    Chosen from the 611 super athletes at the wheelchair games, Keith Thompson was given the Spirit of the Games award for his “athletic achievement, leadership and support of his fellow Veterans.”

  • Despite struggles, Veteran finds solace in adaptive sports

    His go-to sports at the Wheelchair Games are softball, basketball and slalom – a grueling, timed obstacle course that puts athletes through a series of challenges, including greased, uneven surfaces and narrow passages.

  • Air Force Veteran looks to inspire others as wheelchair basketball official

    “He’s been a great addition to the crew because he is such a role model in the wheelchair basketball community. We brought him on to provide great competition, but to also help with the education and links our Veterans need when they go home."

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