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.



Texas Disabled Veterans Association had it's Xmas at the Spinal Cord Injury Unit in Audie L. Murphy Veterans Hospital on December 13, 2013. Giving away over 100 presents to Patients and Staff. Thanks to the donations of some very special people we have been able to keep this tradition alive since 2009. It's just our way of saying thank you. By reading more you can see that Santa even gets involved, Marry Xmas to all.

ALMVH Bake Sale

This year’s bake sale was on November 22, 2013 and even bigger than last year’s. TDVA with the special help from the Ladies at Alpha Kappa Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi helped out with their wonderful baking and wrapping skills, to make this event a great one.

SA Republican Women's Club, Donates

On October 16, 2013, the San Antonio Republican Women of Bexar County (SARWBC) provided $300 in oral hygiene comfort items to VA Volunteer Services through the TDVA Comfort Program. The donated items were delivered by TDVA to the Audie L Murphy VA Medical Center. This much needed support is distributed to Veterans at the hospital and Veterans family's that are in hardship at the VA Fisher House. Thank you, SARWBC President Paula Moore and SARWBC member Brenda Dever-Armstrong, CEO/Owner of The Next Horizon Senior & Military Locators/Resources. The San Antonio Republican Women of Bexar County are spouses of military Veterans or have served in their lifetime. They are dedicated women who contribute so much to our community and to our military and their families. TDVA encourages organizations and individuals to assist us in providing comfort items throughout the remainder of this year and in the future, God bless.


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