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Miracle Michael

The sense of freedom from gripping the throttle, the breeze hitting his face and getting a good sweat from the gym, was all that was on U.S. Army Veteran Michael Meltzer’s mind on the morning of July 15, 2019, as he made his way to Florida Atlantic University (FAU).

Michael Meltzer, aka 'Miracle Michael' pictured with the woman who never left his side throughout his healing journey, his mother Marcy Meltzer.

Who are You When No One is Looking?

For Jose Torres Andujar, the military motto of ‘service before self’ continues even twenty years post discharge from the U.S. Army.

Recognition with Award

Reshaping Clay & Minds

With the help of a skilled art instructor, twenty-five pounds of ceramic clay, and an open studio, Veterans tapped into a community they had yet to discover.

Art Therapy Veteran Group

A Track Star Turned Healthcare Hero

From jumping over 3-foot-tall hurdles on the track field to jumping over hurdles on the West Palm Beach VA hospital floor, Patrina Allen, Intensive Care Unit Nurse (ICU) Manager, redefines endurance.

Patrina Allen, Intensive Care Unit Nurse Manager.

Learning How to Live a Healthier Life with Diabetes

Any once active-duty service member can agree that their physical health was prime when serving.

Antonio Correa