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Wounded Warriors

New brace, new lease on life for wounded servicemembers

A Johns Hopkins-coordinated military study has given injured veterans renewed hope. Hopkins is reviewing a brace and physical therapy program, developed at the Center for the Intrepid at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, that has shown promise in restoring function to legs long after they stopped improving from their grievous injuries.

Bush Institute summit focuses on veterans' struggles to re-enter daily life

Marine veteran David Smith wasn't sure what to do with himself after coming home from the Iraq War. The only work he could find was a minimum-wage job doing construction. In time, Smith landed a better job and eventually enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley.

Heavy-duty motorized chairs open doors for veterans

The Birmingham, Ala.-based nonprofit Support Our Soldiers gave two veterans motorized chairs that have continuous track reminiscent of a tank and are designed to be used on rough terrain. The two veterans — who were exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War — said the chairs may open doors they thought closed many years ago.

 

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