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The morning of change

She was up early getting ready and styling her hair as she did every morning, but this wasn’t like every morning, this was surgery day. “Today is my dream come true, finally,” said Chanin Reese.

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My Life, My Story by Arlyn

"That evening, they were prepping me for the surgery. I know someone had to pass away to extend my life. It's hard to even guess what I would say to that person, or his family. It's a gift."

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Minneapolis VA hosted three German Traveling Fellows in February

Minneapolis VA hosted three German Traveling Fellows in February.

The German Fellow Team included Magnus Kalff, MD, Lorena Klingebiel, CPO & MA and Victor Alexander Hoursch, MD

Getting ready to shred in Snowmass!

No snow in Minnesota? No skiing? No way – we adapt!

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Vicky Garrison: embracing life with exoskeleton technology at the Minneapolis VA

"I don't use the word life-changing very often, but this device has opened up areas in my life that were completely closed. I can walk again, I can hug my loved one’s heart-to-heart, and it really has enhanced my day-to-day life."

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Contributing to the future of mental health

“It’s the right thing to do. If it’s going to help one person, it’s worth it. It’s worth my time, it’s worth everything.”

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Quit smokeless tobacco today to help yourself every day

It’s never too late for Veterans to enjoy the benefits of quitting smokeless tobacco, like better health and a brighter smile. VA treatment and resources can help.

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My Life, My Story by Bruce

"I am grateful for my whole life, my parents, aunts, uncles, God, all my friends, and I would do it all over again."

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It’s 2024, time to make your New Year’s intentions!

Here we are — another year. Another chance to decide what really matters in your life!

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Dr. Fart’s farewell

More than 150 people squished into a conference room or joined virtually for Dr. Michael D. Levitt’s final Grand Rounds: “A Career in Review and Celebration” at the Minneapolis VA on Dec. 1, 2023.

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