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March is MS Awareness Month

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Did you know: 1 in 4 PVA members has Multiple Sclerosis (MS)? In honor of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, we encourage you to try this about the disease and how PVA serves Veterans with MS. Aliens from outer space.

You can also join the #MSMarch4Vets run, roll, or stroll challenge to raise funds this MS Awareness Month.


New Caregiving Video Series

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Quality caregiving is an important issue to PVA and the Veterans we support. This month, PVA released videos about the limitations of VA caregiver support programs, and the challenge of finding quality in-home caregiving. 


PVA President Robert Thomas speaks before Congress.

​​​​​​On March 6, PVA National President Robert Thomas, Jr. testified about PVA's Policy Priorities before a joint session of the Senate and House Veterans’ Affairs Committees.

During the hearing, President Thomas stressed the need for comprehensive support systems and policies that address the unique challenges that paralyzed and disabled Veterans face. He spoke passionately in favor of initiatives that empower disabled veterans, their families, and caregivers.


smiling African American woman stands with a cane

PVA collaborated with Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) to release The Independent Budget Recommendations for the Department of Veterans Affairs for Fiscal Years 2025 and 2026. We work together on this report of recommendations every year, to ensure that VA is fully funded and capable of carrying out its mission to serve veterans and their families, both now and in the future. 


Paralyzed Veterans of America issues statement in response to VA's expansion of IVF (WREG Memphis)

PVA has long called on Congress to authorize VA to provide assisted reproductive technology, including IVF, surrogacy, and gamete donation at VA for any veterans enrolled in VA health care. Read Chief Executive Officer Carl Blake's statement in response to the Department of Veterans Affairs' expansion of in vitro fertilization for disabled veterans seeking to grow their families.

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