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Snoopy’s home with family

Published: June 24, 2007

Zachery Snider hugs his dog, Snoopy, who suffered a spinal cord injury in April.
Zachery Snider hugs his dog, Snoopy, who suffered a spinal cord injury in April.
Snoopy, the Labrador retriever whose ability to walk was threatened when he was hit by a car, is back home with Jay and Julie Snider and their three children.

And he’s walking.

“He’s able to run,” Julie Snider said. “He runs funny, but he runs.”

Snoopy suffered a spinal cord injury when he was hit by a car on Fillyaw Road on April 28 after escaping from the Sniders’ nearby home on Dandridge Drive.

VA Boosts Services and Research in Spinal Cord Injury

Published: June 24, 2007

(Media-Newswire.com) – MILWAUKEE – During a ground-breaking ceremony today for a world-class facility for spinal cord injuries, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson committed the Department of Veterans Affairs ( VA ) to expand programs and open new facilities for seriously disabled veterans with spinal cord injuries.

“VA’s health care facilities provide world-class health care for America’s veterans,” said Nicholson. “Especially for our most seriously disabled veterans, VA is committed to continuing its role as a world leader in treatment and research.”

Group promotes outdoor adventures for the disabled

Published: June 24, 2007

LEWISVILLE LAKE — Nine-year-old Joshua Vandiver stood in a folding chair so he could see at the helm of a 70-foot catamaran on Lewisville Lake on Sunday morning.

“He’s such a natural,” said the boat’s captain, Julie Jacob. “He just feels the wind in his hair and he knows where he’s going.”

Joshua, who has spina bifida, took the cruise as part of an outing with RISE Adventures, a new nonprofit organization for North Texas. The group’s goal is to encourage independence among those with physical disabilities by teaching them how to participate in adapted sports and other outdoor activities.