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Preflight Woes: Candice’s Story

Posted by PVA Admin on Friday May 20, 2022

I’m a hand cyclist. To travel to and from the airport with my hand cycle, driving myself and having to park, is a job. One time I traveled through Houston’s George Bush Airport, parked my car where you drop off passengers, got out, got my wheelchair out, put my hand cycle on my shoulder and […]

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Airline Staff Tells Me “Your Chair is Coming”: Redzuan’s Story

Posted by PVA Admin on Friday May 20, 2022

I am a paraplegic traveler. Upon my arrival at LAX, I was placed on an aisle chair and promised that my wheelchair was at the gate. As I sat there waiting, they kept telling me it was coming. Thirty minutes later, I asked to transfer to the attendant’s bucket seat as I was worried about […]

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Respect My Request: Michael’s Story

Posted by PVA Admin on Friday May 20, 2022

I’d confirmed reservations for first class bulkhead seats for me and my travel assistant. Twice I’d confirmed seats and twice Alaska Airlines separated us and put us in different seats. Because of severe mobility issues I need those bulkhead seats to be close to lavatories in case I had to to go right now. Instead […]

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Missing a Golden Opportunity: Charlie’s Story

Posted by PVA Admin on Friday May 20, 2022

I recently traveled from Florida to Dulles International Airport on American Airlines. I left West Palm Beach, Florida and connected through Charlotte. When I arrived in Charlotte, my brand new Permobil F5 corpus was in perfect shape. I could not have been more pleased. My new chair had made the first portion of the trip […]

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Interview with Angela Weir, RN, Director of Medical Services

Posted by PVA Admin on Tuesday May 3, 2022

What does the Medical Services team do and what impact have they had on the VA? One of the primary responsibilities of Medical Services is that we assure the quality of care and accessibility of healthcare services to Veterans with spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). Primarily the way we do that is we get […]

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2021 Women Veterans Empowerment Retreat Recap

Posted by PVA Admin on Monday October 18, 2021

On September 30, 2021, over thirty-five female Veterans with disabilities gathered in Tempe, Arizona at the Mission Palms Hotel & Conference Center for PVA’s Women Veterans Retreat. They came to relax, build friendships, and learn how to navigate the unique issues they face after service. This year’s event focused on the whole health of women […]

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PVA’s 2021 Women Veterans Empowerment Retreat

Posted by PVA Admin on Tuesday October 5, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C., (Oct. 5, 2021) — According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, women veterans make up nearly 2 million of the U.S. population, of which 10 percent are disabled. Despite being the fastest-growing Veteran population, many of these women often feel isolated, forgotten, and pushed aside. To address these feelings and help them navigate […]

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A Look Back at 2020

Posted by PVA Admin on Tuesday December 29, 2020
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Healthcare for Women Veterans: A Strong Step Forward

Posted by PVA Admin on Wednesday December 16, 2020
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Help Disabled Veterans Start Careers

Posted by PVA Admin on Saturday October 24, 2020
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