During Women’s History Month, Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) will be recognizing women members whose notable achievements helped to advance the organization’s mission. This week, we are featuring PVA member and disability advocate, Laura Ellington.
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As a single mother, U.S. Navy veteran and Paralyzed Veterans of America member, Sharona Young aspires to be the best mother and role model she can be. Her daughter, Taylor, has been a huge motivation for her over the years. At the age of 12, Taylor has already shown interest in computer science and technology. […]
Celebrating Black History month isn’t limited to 28-days for U.S. Army veteran Twila Adams. The 56-year-old’s pride of heritage is only second to her pride of service.
Cardiovascular disease is the number-one killer of Americans, and is the leading cause of hospitalization in the VA health care system. It is also a major cause of disability. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of Americans, and is the leading cause of hospitalization in the VA health care system and a major cause […]
Gene Crayton became the first African-American national president during the Paralyzed Veterans’s 63rd Annual Convention in Miami. Gene Crayton was born on a southern Illinois farm, 15 miles north of where the Ohio and Mississippi river’s meet, The fifth of six kids, Crayton learned early about duty, service and a hard day’s work. His father, […]
H.R. 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, also known as the “ADA Notification” bill, will be voted on by the House this Thursday, February 15. Please contact your Representatives now and ask them to vote ‘NO’ on H.R. 620. This bill would weaken the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and make it harder for people with disabilities to participate […]
February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. Paralyzed Veterans will be recognizing Black History month with a series of weekly stories. These stories will highlight the struggles, successes and achievements of our black members and their […]
October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, is a time when the nation recognizes and celebrates the valuable contributions that disabled Americans make to our country’s thriving workforce. For more than 70 years, Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) has honored men and women across the nation by providing the support and resources they need to […]
In March 2015 we made the decision to fly to the National Paralyzed Veterans of America convention in San Diego. I am a quadraplegic and have not flown in almost fifteen years so I decided to contact Delta airlines by phone for a flight from Augusta, GA to Atlanta, GA. I had scheduled a connecting […]
Often individuals with catastrophic injuries or spinal cord disease must manage secondary conditions that are part of the complication of paralysis. When care is not delivered with true coordination methods, those conditions can reduce quality of life and in some cases become life threatening. Thus, care for individuals with spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D) […]