A group of about 50 disabled veterans took part in the Veterans Affairs New England Summer Sports Clinic in Rhode Island for a week in July.
They kayaked, waterskied, cycled and sailed - activities designed to get them thinking more about what they can than can't do.
The rehabilitation clinic is open to veterans with spinal cord injuries, amputations, vision loss, mental health issues and other disabilities.
Fifty-two-year-old Marine veteran Joyce Ralph sometimes stays at her home in Halifax, Massachusetts, instead of riding her bike or doing other activities. She says she feels too anxious because of her post-traumatic stress disorder.
Ralph thought she would be too scared or fatigued to water ski, but she did it. She says she learned to push herself.