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Disabled Veterans Compete This Week

The Department of Veterans Affairs and Paralyzed Veterans of America are co-presenting the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games. About a dozen Texans are in Philadelphia competing the rest of the week along with about 600 others. It's open to military service veterans who use wheelchairs for sports competition due to spinal cord injuries, amputations or certain neurological problems. Frederick Garraway is from Killeen and retired from the Army. He';s been competing since 1987 in swimming and bowling. He has Guillain Barre Syndrome--similar to muscular sclerosis. Competitive events include archery, basketball, softball, table tennis, track, trapshooting and weightlifting. Athletes compete in all events against others with similar athletic ability, competitive experience or age.

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