Stephen Cochran


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Stephen joined the United States Marine Corps and served his country in Iraq and Afghanistan as a part of the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion; 1st Marine Expeditionary Force. While on convoy security Sergeant Cochran was injured leaving his back broken. His injuries left his legs paralyzed. Stephen was told he would never walk again and he was sent home to the United States. Once he arrived home the search for a solution began. Finally, after a long struggle, Cochran's ability to walk was restored. Doctors at the Nashville VA Medical Center performed an experimental procedure called kyphoplasty.

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85 Years of Research

85 Years of Research - click to see the video

Watch this story of the history of VA research, and see the amazing discoveries that make Veterans' lives better every day.

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VA Nonprofit Foundations

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How non-profit foundations help keep VA Research on the cutting edge

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