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Building Resilience through Adaptive Athletics

By Capt. Scott L. Johnston, Ph.D., ABPP, MSC, director, NCCOSC What does resilience have to do with wheelchair basketball? A lot actually, because one way you can build, strengthen and maintain your spirit is though physical activity, especially a team activity. Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about resilience and why it’s important. Being able to adapt and overcome daily challenges, tragedies, …

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When Johnny Came Home: A Story of Wheelchair Basketball at Naval Hospital Corona

By André B. Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) Naval Hospital Corona, Calif., was a crown jewel of Navy Medicine in the 1940s. A former luxury resort for Hollywood stars, the U.S. Navy purchased it 1941 by order of President Franklin Roosevelt for use as a hospital.  Indoor spas that had once pampered Hollywood’s elite were …

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