3rd Annual Welcome Home Event

The Audie L Murphy VA Memorial Veterans Hospital Division part of the South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS} Social Work Service  hosted the “3rdAnnual OIF/OEF/OND Welcome Home Event” on Saturday, May 17, 2014, Armed Forces Day. The event was held from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

1st Annual Fisher House Event

On March 21, 2014, TDVA attended the 1st Anniversary luncheon of the South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) Fisher House. The event was sponsored by Southwest Airlines who provided volunteers to host the event. Several veteran service organizations such as the Purple Heart Association, Knights of Columbus, Disabled American Veterans, and several veterans women’s auxiliary organizations also provided assistance in setting up the luncheon event.

TDVA Supports The Keep The Spirit of '45 Alive

On February 10, 2014 at 10 AM, local veterans and other military supporters welcomed the Keep The Spirit of '45 Alive at Alamo Plaza. Several members of the Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive nonprofit group made their way from their home in Virginia to a Spirit of '45 leadership conference in California this weekend. The group seeks to preserve the spirit of one of the Greatest Generations and commemorate the end of World War II.

TDVA Honors Dr. Fredrickson

TDVA attended the Rolling Inspiration Spinal Cord Injury Support Group held on 31 January 2014 at Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital. Each member of the support group introduced themselves and shared their life experiences and struggles with spinal cord injury, spinal bifida, and traumatic brain injury. During the event, TDVA presented Dr. Mark Fredrickson with an engraved plaque of appreciation for his dedicated service of 15 years to the Audie L Murphy VA Medical Center Spinal Cord Injury Unit where he worked with military veterans from all eras and wars. Dr. Fredrickson has now joined Warm Springs as an Assistant Director in Rehab Medicine. Despite being a quadriplegic, he was an undergraduate and graduate Medical student from UCLA Berkeley and is a board-certified physician in rehab and neurological medicine. Dr. Fredrickson is trained in the care of a wide range of disorders that include brain injury, multiple trauma and spinal cord disorders. He is currently working on several projects that are comprehensive studies of recently injured individuals and the long term effects of nerve dysfunction among aging paralyzed individuals. He also invited everyone to join Dive Pirates and experience underwater scuba diving and its therapeutic benefits. Dr. Fredrickson proceeded to answer questions from group members. The mission of Rolling Inspiration is to provide a place to bring together those living with mobility impairments, to meet other survivors and to educate and encourage those with mobility impairments.



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