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Veterans with chronic pain invited to Aug. 1 event

News - June 29, 2017

Tri-State Pain Institute is hosting a free educational program for military veterans and their families beginning at 5 p.m. Aug., 1, featuring chronic pain sufferer Justin Minyard, a  first responder from the Sept. 11, 2001, Pentagon attack.

 The event will be held at the Ambassador Banquet & Conference Center, located at 7794 Peach Street in Erie.

Along with Minyard’s talk, the program will also feature a preview of the award-winning documentary, “Recovering,” a film about what happens when young, war-weary troops begin healing their own war wounds through a series of arduous team bike rides. The film’s director, Michael de Yoanna, will introduce the preview and discuss the making of the documentary at the event. Minyard is one of the veterans featured in the movie.

The evening program will also include exhibitors from several veteran support organizations and a panel discussion with pain experts and fellow military veterans, Dr. Joseph Thomas and Dr. Paul Diefenbach. Military veterans, family and friends are invited to RSVP for the event at (814) 833-7246 or