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Army Veteran views things differently with help of St. Louis VAMC blind rehab team

Blind Veteran benefits from St. Louis VAMC visual impairment services team

By |August 17th, 2016|Health|Comments Off on Army Veteran views things differently with help of St. Louis VAMC blind rehab team

Today Show’s Wrangler visits Philadelphia VA medical center

On his recent three-city tour, Wrangler the guide-dog-in-training, stopped by the Crescenz VA Medical Center to visit with Veterans and produce his Philadelphia spotlight for the NBC Today Show. The Today Show is sponsoring the yellow Labrador retriever and his journey toward becoming a full-fledged guide dog for a blind or visually impaired individual. Saxon Eastman, his Guiding Eyes for the Blind trainer, is raising [...]

By |November 2nd, 2015|Health|2 Comments

Post WWII commitment to blind Veterans

Director of VA’s Blind Rehabilitation Service Harry Truman signed a presidential order in 1947 turning the military’s blind rehabilitation training of Servicemembers over to the VA, as a part of preparing the nation for post-war adjustment. Hines VA Hospital in Chicago was selected as the first center. Today, VA supports 13 inpatient blind rehabilitation centers across the US. These centers provide a breadth and depth of intensive and supportive care that restores abilities of Veterans and Servicemembers to achieve their independence, support their families, care for their homes, and integrate into their communities.

By |August 29th, 2014|Guest Posts|2 Comments

Vets First Podcast S:2 E:3: Aiding vision-impaired Veterans through experience

Keith Queen, Visual Impairments coordinator at the Iowa City VA, aids vision-impaired Veterans using his own life experience.

By |October 21st, 2021|VA Podcast Network, Vets First|Comments Off on Vets First Podcast S:2 E:3: Aiding vision-impaired Veterans through experience
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