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Nancy Sibley and her son Ian pose for a photo. Nancy is a full-time caregiver for Ian, a Marine who became a quadriplegic after a freak motorcycle crash.Caregivers rise to the challenge during pandemic
Those providing around-the-clock care for loved ones have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic but have responded in heroic fashion, going above and beyond the call of duty.
Veterans in wheelchairs parade throught the SCIParade marks holiday, hones wheelchair skills
A wheelchair parade through the Milwaukee VA Medical Center's Spinal Cord Injury Center on Thursday, July 3, helped Veterans celebrate the Fourth of July holiday and hone their wheelchair skills.
James DicksMilwaukee Vets win big at Golden Age Games at Home
Although the COVID-19 pandemic led to the cancellation of this year's Golden Age Games, VA came up with an at-home version, and three of our local Veterans showed they got the right stuff and then some.
Willie Weaver Bey's winning artworkFormer homeless Vet wins national arts award
Willie Weaver-Bey, a formerly homeless Veteran, who first won a National Veterans Creative Arts Award in 2016, won again this year. He and several other Milwaukee Vets placed in the contest.
adfsafsd1'Soil for the Soul' part of healthy living
Tilling the dirt helps provide balm for the soul at the Milwaukee VA's weekly gardening group where Veterans meet to connect with the Earth and one another. It's part of our Whole Health offerings.
Michalowski and HoboA dog named Hobo: A Vietnam Vet remembers
Kim "Mick" Michalowski never forgot his dog, Hobo, from Vietnam. Leaving him to go stateside was one of the worst days of his life. He got a surprise last week, when an old Air Force buddy found photos of the two.
Brooke Milbocker and her brothersSexual assault leads to PTSD, drug abuse
Brooke Milbocker didn't see combat, but a sexual assault while she was in the Marines led to a downward spiral in her life. Even though the person was convicted, it left her with years of traumatic memories.
Shauna Gearhart, Milwaukee social workerMOVE! moves online to keep the weight loss rolling
MOVE! -- the weight management program for Veterans -- is now offered virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The idea is to connect and keep people healthy and keep the weight loss coming.
George KoernerTai chi calms images of death in Veteran's mind
"To this day, it's hard for me to sit by a campfire. That wood starts to burn and I hear the snapping and cracking … " Military memories of death still haunt George Koerner, but PTSD help at the Milwaukee VA is helping.
Vietnam Tet OffensiveCruel and sneaky PTSD surfaces after retirement
Randy Zemel lived his life after the military without giving much thought to his combat time. It was only after his civilian retirement, the PTSD wounds of war were reopened. He got help at the Milwaukee VA.

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