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Meet Veteran Ivanna Brown

The Athletes:
A. Bailey  |  I. Brown  |  C. Caesar  |  M. Dimal  |  B. Donato
C. Gage  |  I. Glennon  |  S. Holzhalb  |  A. Madsen  |  J. Roberts

Veterans Portrait Project Photos By Stacy Pearsall
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Veteran Finds Empowerment, Sense of Family Through Adaptive Sports [03/20/2018]

VA’s Women Veteran Athletes’ Initiative Takes the Field at a New York Mets Game [03/07/2018]


US Air Force, 1987-1993

Ivanna Brown served in the US Air Force as an Engineering Assistant, until an accident ended her military career, leaving her paraplegic.  At the suggestion of a friend, she participated in a winter sports clinic, and found it to be a life-changing experience.  She has participated in rowing, sailing, tennis, kayaking, and skiing events and continues to try new sports.

Even though I never considered myself an athlete, sports changed my life!  I am convinced that these events keep me feeling healthy and happy, and can’t wait to try more.

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