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Adaptive sports can change lives and inspire others to do the same. Dr. Ken Lee, head of spinal cord medicine at VA Medical Center in Milwaukee and himself a combat veteran and former patient (he received a traumatic brain injury from a suicide car bombing), says: “Many people think adaptive sports are fun and games. They don’t realize it is all about rehab. Adaptive sports keep the rehab in motion—and keeps the injured moving forward.”

Paralyzed Veterans of America offers a variety of adaptive sports opportunities for disabled veterans. The following are stories of veterans who have benefited from Paralyzed Veterans Sports and Recreation programs.

Paralyzed Veterans of America member Jim Russell   Laura Root adaptive sports participant   Paralyzed Veterans of America member Jeff DeLeon

Jim Russell

 

Laura Root

 

Jeff Deleon

Mark Shepherd_Paralyzed Veterans of America   Marine Corps veteran Marco Delarosa
  Army veteran Ebonee Sanders

Mark Shepherd

 

Marco Delarosa

 

Ebonee Sanders

Army veteran James Howard   Army veteran Reed Weir   Army veteran Janine Spears

James Howard

 

Reed Weir

 

Janine Spears

Paralyzed Veterans of America member Twila Adams playing tennis   Paralyzed veteran Brent King
  Vietnam veteran Jimmy May

Twila Adams

 

Brent King

 

Jimmy May

Paralyzed Veterans of America member Tammy Landeen   Paralyzed veteran Calvin Smith   Veteran Edward Afanador and family at the 2014 National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Tammy Landeen

 

Calvin Smith

 

Edward Afanador

Paralyzed Veterans of America member Tony Choe
  Veteran Laura Schwanger   Paralyzed Veterans of America member Kevin Poindexter

Tony Choe

 

Laura Schwanger

 

Kevin Poindexter

Army veteran RJ Anderson
  Army veteran Alfredo De Los Santos   Gwen Shepard

RJ Anderson

 

Alfredo De Los Santos

 

Gwen Shepard

Paralyzed Veterans of America Former National President Joe Fox   Paralyzed Veterans of America member Debra Freed
  Paralyzed Veterans of America member Kurt Glass

Joe Fox

 

Debra Freed

 

Kurt Glass

Paralyzed veteran Geoff Hopkins
  Paralyzed Veterans of America member Tina Leet   Paralyzed Veterans of America member Robert Satterwhite

Geoff Hopkins

 

Tina Leet

 

Robert Satterwhite

Bill Bjornes   Gerard Ah-Fook, Paralyzed Veterans Racing Team member    

Bill Bjornes

 

Gerard Ah-Fook

   

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