Paralyzed Veterans of America Blog


Future of VA: Interview with ED Sherman Gillums & KSEV Houston

Posted by PVA Admin on Monday August 28, 2017

Listen to the interview with Ed Sherman Gillums Jr., chief strategy officer of American Veterans on the future of veterans.

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June is PTSD Awareness Month: Let’s Talk

Posted by PVA Admin on Friday June 30, 2017

“I just couldn’t sleep because every time I closed my eyes I was back in that truck.” “How was I gonna be able to be a dad to my kids if I was so angry all the time?” “I felt like the part of him that was him was gone, and I have no idea […]

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Rethinking the Cost of Military Service Goes Both Ways

Posted by PVA Admin on Monday June 26, 2017

On any given day, somewhere in America, there is a high school or college graduate contemplating service in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard. He or she is likely basing that decision on factors like income, career path, education benefits, the pride of wearing a uniform or escaping the doldrums of a depressed socioeconomic situation. […]

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Why Veteran Treatment Matters

Posted by PVA Admin on Thursday June 22, 2017

The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by our nation. — George Washington

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Charity Golf Open Raises Funds for Veterans Careers

Posted by PVA Admin on Monday June 19, 2017

Proceeds Go to Paralyzed Veterans of America’s ‘PAVE’ Program Paralyzed Veterans of America hosted its tenth annual Golf Open today at The Golf Club at Lansdowne to raise funds for the Paving Access for Veterans Employment (PAVE) program, dedicated to finding the best jobs for veterans and the best veterans for jobs. Last night, Paralyzed […]

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Senator Bob Dole Receives Paralyzed Veterans’ Highest Honor

Posted by PVA Admin on Friday June 2, 2017

The highest honor bestowed by Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans, PVA), the Speedy Award, recognizes significant contributions to improving the lives of America’s paralyzed veterans. Recently, at its 71st Annual Convention in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Paralyzed Veterans presented this year’s Speedy Award to Senator Robert J. Dole.

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Our Government Must Keep its Promise to Veterans’ Caregivers

Posted by PVA Admin on Wednesday April 26, 2017

When President Obama signed into law the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010, it fundamentally changed the way America honored caregivers. It specifically benefitted those facing the burden of helping severely wounded veterans who served on or after September 11, 2001. Those caregivers who had given up their careers, neglected their own […]

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What is the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities?

Posted by PVA Admin on Wednesday April 5, 2017

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is an international disability treaty that was inspired by U.S. leadership in recognizing the rights of people with disabilities. The CRPD is a vital framework for creating legislation and policies around the world that embrace the rights and dignity of all people with disabilities. The […]

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The Independent Budget for the 115th Congress

Posted by PVA Admin on Monday February 27, 2017

For more than 30 years, the co-authors of The Independent Budget—Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans), and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)—have presented our budget and policy recommendations to Congress and the Administration. Our recommendations are meant to inform Congress and the Administration of the needs of our members and all […]

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Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Month

Posted by PVA on Saturday February 25, 2017

In April, Paralyzed Veterans of America is marking the anniversary of its founding by urging all Americans to take a stand for veterans. Paralyzed Veterans Awareness Month highlights the unique challenges facing veterans with spinal cord injury/disease. It spotlights the work of Paralyzed Veterans to empower seriously wounded heroes and their families with everything they need to thrive. “Paralyzed […]

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