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Creative Movement Workshop allows Houston Veterans to express themselves

This weekend, a special Veteran themed performance is coming to the Houston Performing Arts Center - the DIAVOLO Veterans Project.

Woman leads woman with eyes closed

A New Frontier in Interventional Radiology

A new tiny camera is helping doctors at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center remove gallstones and relieve ureteral obstructions – all without the need for surgery.

VA radiologists

Removing Cancer, Restoring Quality of Life

In March 2021, Marine Veteran Mark Newton was diagnosed with cancer in the back of his throat and referred to the Houston VA Head and Neck multidisciplinary team.

VA surgeons

As U.S. hits 1 million organ transplant milestone, Veteran is grateful for life-saving donation

On the same day that the U.S. reached the historic milestone of 1 million organ transplants on Sept. 9, Army Veteran Tyrone Murphy became the recipient of a new kidney at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center.

Veteran smiling

National Veteran Golden Age Games is a lifeline for Houston Veteran

In December 2004, Rena Dugat’s world came crashing down when her daughter Tina, a mother to four children, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

A woman and daughter and woman walking.

Houston VA Opens New Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic

A new clinic for the treatment of Veterans with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) opened at the Houston VA this week.

Ribbon cutting ceremony

Houston VA employee donates kidney to coworker

In February 2020, Thomas Dawson, a BioMedical Equipment Support Specialist at the Houston VA, was diagnosed with kidney disease.

VA employees

Veterans keeping Veterans well fed

Every morning, before the sun has risen from the eastern skies over Houston, a team of Veteran cooks and food service workers are hard at work at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center prepping a morning meal.

Food service workers

Veteran paralyzed in Iraq finds purpose in racing

On Dec. 29, 2006, Army Specialist Dillon Cannon was patrolling Baqubah, Iraq with the 571st Military Police Company when his unit discovered a potential improvised explosive device (IED) at a check point.

Veteran participate in road racing.

Battling cancer, 10 year-old sworn in as honorary VA Police Chief

The Houston VA got a new honorary police chief today, as Devarjaye “DJ” Daniel, 10, was sworn in at a special ceremony outside the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center.

VA leaders present certificate to 10-year-old boy.