On January 26, 2014, the Texas Disabled Veterans Association provided Bill Miller’s BBQ for the 2nd Annual Celebration of Beyond The Chair (BTC) and the 1st Beyond The Chair’s SCI/Neurological Disability Support Group get-together. This socializing event was held at Beyond The Chair located at 5310 Jackwood STE 2, San...

On December 13, 2012, TDVA members attended the 6th Annual Holiday Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at Joe's Crab Shack in San Antonio, Texas. Over 125 VA volunteers and VA staff members enjoyed lunch and cake. Pictured left from right: TDVA member Dan Castillo, Rodney Risemas (Secretary of the VAVS Chief), and...

The STRAPS (South Texas Regional Adaptive and Paralympic Soccer) program is for all individuals of all ages with physical disabilities such as spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, amputations, and other physical disabilities that require the use of a manual wheelchair and/or power wheelchair. The STRAPS program will begin...

TDVA members Candor Tovar and Sean Michaud (left to right) recently attended the 32nd National Wheelchair Games and won medals in their perspective competition. Mr. Tovar won a Bronze Medal in Manual Wheelchair Bowling. Mr. Michaud won a Gold Medal in Javelin and a Silver Medal in Shot Put. We...

On January 4, 2012, TDVA attended the “PTSD & Mental Health, Our Battle for Veterans” hosted by the San Antonio Coalition for Veterans. Over 70 Veterans organizations attended the meeting with guest speaker Rev. Dr. Chrys Parker a clinical chaplain, pastoral counselor and trauma therapist who has provided care for over 2500 traumatized persons. Dr....

On 22 July 2011, 20 bowlers participated in the “Mixed Ability” Bowling Tournament located at the Oak Hills Bowling Alley. The tournament consisted of one power chair ramp bowler, one manual chair bowler, and one abled bodied bowler per team. Each member of the winning team received a $50.00 gift...

MVP’s Welcome Home Wounded Warriors Initiative USA invited disabled veterans, active-duty personnel, and wounded warriors to join them for dinner and a show. TDVA wants to express a heart felt appreciation for the outstanding performance by the actors and musicians and the culinary skills of Zada Jahnsen for a delicious...