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Local Features

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.
Veteran and her coloring book.Thinking Outside of the Box
When sitting in a hospital bed, the last thing any patient wants to feel is stuck. To bring some color and distraction from treatment, Veterans can now choose on how they spend their stay at the Medical Center.
Roy pictured smiling.A Soldier's Story
Purple Heart Recipient, U.S. Army Sergeant Veteran and VA Employee Roy Daugherty is part of the reason Americans pause to remember and honor the brave sacrifice of our soldiers on August 7.
Joshua Johnson pushing a Veteran in a wheelchair.From the Orlando VA to Louisiana State University
No matter the way, driving a car or riding a bicycle, Joshua Johnson commits to serving Veterans. Joshua is a familiar face at the Orlando VA Medical Center with 700+ hours volunteering as a Red Coat Ambassador.

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