Paralyzed Veterans of America Blog

 

Advocating for a Comprehensive VA Caregiver Program

Posted by PVA Admin on Wednesday April 11, 2018

Eight years ago, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) started a program that was the first of its kind in the United States. Recognizing the degree of injury endured by service members returning home from recent conflicts, and the burden shouldered by their caregivers, Congress took bold action to enable VA to meet their needs […]

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Social Security Benefits and Working – Myths & Facts

Posted by PVA Admin on Friday April 6, 2018

Are you worried about what happens to your benefits if you find a job? If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), knowing the facts about work incentives and employment support allows you to remain in control of your finances and health care during your transition to work and financial […]

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PVA Awareness Month Recognizes Veterans Living With SCI/D

Posted by PVA Admin on Friday April 6, 2018

April campaign highlights organization’s work in adaptive sports, employment, research, health care and accessible design This April, during PVA Awareness Month, Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) will celebrate the strength and perseverance of veterans living with spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D) by sharing their inspirational stories. The organization will also highlight its efforts […]

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Army Veteran Finds Way Back to Life Through Adaptive Sports

Posted by PVA Admin on Tuesday April 3, 2018

For paralyzed Army Sergeant First Class Sualauvi “Sua” Tuimalealiifano, it was the faces of his three children that pulled him out of his darkest moments of loss and depression – just enough to discover that dreams, goals and ultimately hope might be regained on the surface of a rugby court.

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Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

Posted by PVA Admin on Wednesday March 28, 2018

Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) is recognizing March as multiple sclerosis (MS) awareness month. As part of our awareness outreach, we are posting about the symptoms, testing options, and strategies of what to do after receiving an MS diagnosis. Also, learn about the benefits that the VA offers to veterans with MS that they […]

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Accessible Home Design

Posted by PVA Admin on Tuesday March 27, 2018

Anyone who has ever attempted to renovate an existing home, or engaged in the lengthy process of designing and constructing a new residence has most likely come across unfamiliar terminology. Understanding the terms used in the design world can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to design for people with disabilities. Words such […]

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Recognizing American Diabetes Association Alert Day

Posted by PVA Admin on Monday March 26, 2018

Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) is participating in American Diabetes Association Alert Day. March 27, serves as an annual reminder that diabetes is one of the most prevalent health risks today. In fact, more than 29 million Americans have diabetes and 86 million more are at risk to develop the disease. Veterans, especially those […]

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Spinal Cord Injury Research: Making Progress

Posted by PVA Admin on Tuesday March 20, 2018

If you sustained a spinal cord injury (SCI) before 1990, the prognosis you got from your physician and rehabilitation team was usually bleak. You were paralyzed and could not expect much, if any, change in your condition for the rest of your life. Most injuries were considered ‘complete’, with no function below the level of injury. […]

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Disabled Veterans Swim With Aquariam Giants

Posted by PVA Admin on Friday March 9, 2018

Paralyzed Veterans of America members and LifeWaters volunteers gather in front of the whale shark habitat at the Georgia Aquarium

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Holly Koester: Veteran, Athlete, Inspiration

Posted by PVA Admin on Friday March 9, 2018

The Real G.I. Jane, this former U.S. Army captain, a T7 para, could teach Demi Moore and the rest of Hollywood a thing or two about courage.

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