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Local quadriplegic takes gold at wheelchair games

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Tammy Jones, a disabled Air Force veteran from Zephyrhills, competed in the 22nd National Veterans Wheelchair Games held recently in Cleveland. With about 500 athletes from 44 states, Puerto Rico and Great Britain, this is the largest annual wheelchair sports event in the world. Jones, 34, is a quadriplegic and is receiving care at the VA medical facility in Tampa. She competed in the following events: field-club, slalom, powerchair 220 and air guns. She won gold in the power slalom and gold in the powerchair 220 and a bronze in the field event for club toss.

_ Send items for the Health Notes column to the Pasco Times, 24038 State Road 54, Lutz, FL 33559 or fax them to (813) 909-4611. Please submit items at least 10 days prior to the event. If you have questions, call Michelle Jones at (813) 909-4612 or toll-free 1-800-333-7505, ext. 4612.

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