An Army Veteran applies the warrior spirit to wheelchair basketball

The reverberating thud of a basketball hitting hardwood echoes through halls of building 8 at the George E. Wahlen VA Medical Center. A Veteran zooms over, scoops up the ball, wheels around and takes another shot. Outside of being in a wheelchair, one of the things that most stands out about Army Veteran Orlando Perez is the tattoo of the National Veteran Wheelchair Games logo on his right shoulder. It serves as a tribute to adaptive sports—a passion he credits for saving his life.


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