TOP PHOTO: VA, in collaboration with Wounded Warrior Project, Veterans Canteen Service and dozens of other partners, hosts nearly 130 Veterans from across the nation at the 12th annual National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic, Sept. 15-20 in San Diego, California.
The week-long rehabilitation sports and recreation clinic for Veterans with disabilities features instruction in adaptive CrossFit, cycling, kayaking, sailing and surfing.
As a crowd of people gathered around Jonathan Nguyen, he spoke to a mannequin lying in a hospital bed. This one talked back. As its eyes blinked and chest cavity moved from breathing in and out, it told Nguyen about its pain. This interaction displayed the latest simulation center for improving Veteran care, unveiled Sept. 17 at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. READ MORE
On this week’s episode, Borne the Battle features guest Nathan Goncalves, an Army Veteran and UCLA Law School graduate who shares his story of struggle and perseverance.
After a bitter divorce, during which his PTSD was used against him, Nathan realized that there was no advocacy for situations like his own. He decided to sacrifice a potentially lucrative corporate law career and switched to family law to offer services to homeless and low-income Veterans.
Listen to the entire episode here: Borne the Battle #163
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