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...

TDVA attended the 1st Annual Operation Comfort, Memorial Day Car Show on 30 May 2011 in Helotes, Texas. The event was attended by many veterans and supporters honoring Memorial Day. There were over 100 classic and vintage vehicles on display and everyone enjoyed food, refreshments, music, and an appearance by...

On March 9, 2011, TDVA VP Dan Castillo spoke at the San Antonio Coalition for Veterans (SACV) monthly meeting about his personal experiences as a disabled veteran in the VA health care system and also promoted the mission of TDVA with a military exhibit honoring all veterans past and present....

TDVA members attended the Humor for Heroes on February 28, 2011 at the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club in San Antonio. Performers included 7 Comedians and about 300 veterans and supporters attended the event which was held by Hope4Heroes and sponsored by Tri-Star Corp. All proceeds benefited Hope4Heroes programs (www.hope4heroes.org)....

On March 4, 2011, TDVA presented a health care and motivational seminar to students at the Galen College Nursing School in San Antonio. This is the third year that TDVA has made this presentation to educate nursing students about the daily living activities of quadriplegics and in addition introduced the...