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Wheelchair basketball official Steve DoudtVeteran looks to inspire others as wheelchair ref
Steve Doudt took a step and jumped into nothing. Like the five previous parachute jumps, it was flawless. Then he got on his motorcycle, merged on a highway and the car never saw him.
Mike Thomas competes at the National Veterans Wheelchair GamesCompetition helps motivate Thomas
Mike Thomas was in the wrong place and time when a random, stray bullet left him paralyzed from the waist down almost 20 years ago. How do you get over that? “I’ll let you know when I get over it,” he says.
Veterans and staff at the Palliative Care PicnicVeterans picnic offers more than just food
At first glance, it was a just stereotypical Wisconsin summer picnic, complete with burgers, brats and live music. But for a select group of Veterans, the outing was much more than that.
Hank and Jessie ZarconeDad and daughter cheer each other through life
Hank Zarcone spent his life as a single dad, cheering on his daughter for Special Olympics around the country, even after a stroke put him in a wheelchair 20 years ago. Now it’s Jessie’s turn to cheer on her dad.
Disabled veterans shooting at a rifle rangeVets enjoy camaraderie of rifle range outing
Ear protectors muffled the sound and a steady breeze whisked away the smell of gunpowder, but nothing could diminish the camaraderie - the primary target at this year's Disabled Veterans Rifle Shoot.
The Latinx station at the Diversity FairDiversity Fair is passport to different cultures
Increased awareness of different cultures and ethnicities was the goal behind the coveted passport stamps, filling in the learning experience for employees and Veterans at Diversity Fair 2018.
Veterans sailingSailing program charts a positive course
“It takes your mind off the stuff that might be bothering you or worrying, or the pain issues might go away just for a little bit while you’re out here." - Mark Duran, Army Veteran
Runners at the start of the Run Walk RollVA Beats & Eats looks to build on success
A good measuring stick for any first-time festival is when the next one is being planned before the initial event is over. As such, ideas for next year's VA Beats & Eats are already being discussed.
Sonic Boomers bandSonic Boomers always ready to rock for VA
When it comes to providing a soundtrack for events at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center, the Sonic Boomers often are the first to volunteer to take the stage. Catch them at VA Beats & Eats.
Artist Marty Pitzer and Dr. Mary-Anne Kowol display the artworkArtistic spark inspires Veteran
Marty Pitzer turned up the voltage to rekindle his interest in art and, in the process, found an opportunity to give back to his fellow Veterans at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center.

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