Paralyzed Veterans of America Blog

 

Darryl Lair

Posted by websupportpro on Tuesday September 21, 2021

U.S. Navy veteran and California PVA chapter member Darryl Lair has lived his life by one message: focus on what you can do, and not on what you can’t.   After a motorcycle accident that put him in a wheelchair 29 years ago, Darryl has consistently passed along that message to others – most specifically, kids with disabilities. […]

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Tommy Guinn

Posted by websupportpro on Tuesday September 21, 2021

Army wife Bobbie Guinn remembers the heartbreak she felt when she told her children that their father would never walk again. “I remember driving down the road in the car with my children and my daughter asking how her daddy was going to walk her down the aisle someday,” Bobby says. I remember telling her, […]

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Bobby Fecteau

Posted by websupportpro on Tuesday September 21, 2021

Military service is a family affair, and one of the primary motivators for Bobby Fecteau to join the United States Army in 1999. Fecteau says, “I was motivated by a legacy of service in our family, primarily following in my father’s footsteps to serve my country.”  Fecteau served in the Army for eight years, before […]

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Kate Callahan

Posted by websupportpro on Tuesday September 21, 2021

Kate Callahan is a warrior. She’s been a wildly inspirational and powerful force throughout her life, even after the 2000 surgical complication from hydrocephalus that left her a paraplegic.   She loved softball. She loved backpacking through Yellowstone. She was a fierce competitor who hunted occasionally and loved being a part of a team.   […]

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Josue Cordova

Posted by websupportpro on Thursday September 9, 2021

Coming from a family of servicemen, joining the military was a natural choice for Josue Cordova. Says Cordova, “I’ve always had great respect for the military. My grandfather was a WWII veteran, and he served in the Pacific in WWII. My grandfather was always so proud to serve in the Army.” Cordova’s pride in serving […]

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Twila Adams

Posted by websupportpro on Thursday September 9, 2021

Southeastern Chapter member Twila Adams wanted to join the Army, travel, live abroad, and complete college. So she served in the Army from 1980 to 1991, where she was involved in Desert Shield and Desert Storm operations in Kuwait and Iraq. She ended her career as a sergeant, and returned to her hometown of Charlotte, […]

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