student's artwork serves as
inspiration to paralyzed veterans
What started out as
an entry in a poster contest and touched the lives who have fought
and sacrificed in the nation's armed forces.
The artwork of
Teague Elementary School fourth grade student Terra Nguyen has
brought smiles to the faces of paralyzed veterans at the VA Hospital
in Cleveland, Ohio. Recently, veteran Marine Greg Treacy and Texas
Paralyzed Veterans of America president David Fowler presented
Nguyen with an award for her winning poster in the Paralyzed
Veterans of America contest.
"We have her
poster hung in our clinic," said Marine and physical therapist Todd
Anderson in a letter to Terra's teacher, Jill Dickey. "All of the
staff here as well as all of our veterans really enjoy her artwork.
At the clinic in
Cleveland, Nguyen's artwork is located in the spinal cord injury
wing and provides inspiration to those who are undergoing treatment.
"Her poster will certainly help to motivate our vets," Anderson
Dickey said she is
"very proud of Terra" and said it is "exciting to see that such a
random act of kindness has touched so many lives."