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Orlando VA Healthcare System


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Director/CEOAn Open Letter from the Director/CEO
As our nation continues to respond to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) public health emergency, I want you to know that the Orlando VA Healthcare System stands ready for the challenges we face in the days and weeks to come.
The VA Health Chat App provides easy, secure, online access for Veterans to chat with VA staff when they have health care needs, questions, and more.VA Health Chat App Available to Veterans March 11
Starting March 11, Veterans can use the VA Health Chat app to get virtual urgent care from the VISN 8 Clinical Contact Center. The app is available for Android and IOS devices.
Mr. McMiller & Mrs. McMillerThe Heart of a Soldier
Diagnosed with death to losing over 100 pounds in the midst of receiving a heart transplant, if Norris McMiller, U.S. Army Veteran, does not inspire you to live a healthy life, nothing else can!
Mr. Gura touching up his portrait drawing.The Art of Combat Wounds
As an advocate for art and the VA, Mr. Gura says, “The Creative Arts Festival shows the VA cares. The VA is providing more than just showing up for a medical appointment, they are providing a creative outlet.”
Mr. Greene & Dr. ShuklaWhat Matters To You?
When your heart fails, and you are only given 12 more years to live. What do you do? Standing taller than ever 30 years later, Harrison Greene, Air Force Veteran, trashed his cigarettes and took on meditation
Veteran Mike playing tennis.Break Point: Winning the Game
“It is hard to explain how much better my life is after the Domiciliary than it was before. USTA was the cherry on the cake. What the Domiciliary and USTA have done for me is everything to me.”
Francis Garcia as her authentic self.Finally Free
For 39 years, not a single soul knew of her secret. Finally, free to be who she has always longed to be, Francis Garcia, U.S. Army Veteran, is now able to express her true and pure self.
Pictured from Left to Right: Becky, Sharyle & TeresitaTaking Back Her Freedom
“My grandson told me I could not go to the beach with him because I walk funny. That cut close to the bone, that hurt.” It was in that moment that Sharyle no longer allowed her weight to make decisions for her.
Andrea Williamson, Army VeteranThe Journey to Rediscovery
Only a few months ago Andrea Williamson, Army Veteran, attempted to take her life. Her mind was swarmed with thoughts of depression. She says, “I got to a point where that was it, it was enough.”
Meet Michael Dorta and Leslie Rick- The two that make the impossible- possible!A Veteran's Best Friend
Families come in all forms, shapes and sizes. Some include four-legged family members. A homeless Veteran arrived at the Orlando VA Medical Center with his dog to seek healthcare.

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