WASHINGTON (Aug. 26, 2021) — Paralyzed Veterans of America Executive Director Carl Blake today released the following statement on the attack outside the Kabul Airport in Afghanistan: “The tragic events in Afghanistan today are a reminder of the need to support our men and women who have served and sacrificed over the last 20 years […]

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Founded in 1981 to help paralyzed and disabled veterans improve their health and wellbeing, the National Veterans Wheelchair Games is celebrating its 40th anniversary this week in New York City. Events kicked off on August 7 and will run through August 14. The Wheelchair Games are co-presented each year by Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Department of Veterans Affairs and is the largest annual rehabilitation wheelchair […]

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Photo: The PVA Executive Committee elects Charles Brown as the New National President during the 2021 Convention in Las Vegas. The health and safety of all PVA members and staff remain a top priority. As such, all members of PVA’s 2021 Executive Committee (seen here) were vaccinated at the time this photo was taken. WASHINGTON, […]

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PVA celebrates 75-year legacy by inviting all Americans to Honor the Spot and keep accessible parking spaces open for the people who need them Yearlong anniversary celebration kicks off with a campaign addressing the innocent acts people commit every day that hurt those with disabilities, and a special letter from President Biden  WASHINGTON, D.C. (May […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 1, 2021) – Paralyzed Veterans of America today released a new video reminding America of the size, scope, and growth of its efforts as part of its PVA Awareness Month 2021 kick off – a 30-day celebration designed to raise awareness of not only America’s veterans living with spinal cord injury or […]

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(Washington, March 22, 2021) Paralyzed Veterans of America, the nation’s only nonprofit organization dedicated solely to helping veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders, and diseases, like MS and ALS, today announced that they have received $1 million from Penske Automotive Group to help veterans and their families live full and productive lives well after injury. “The pandemic […]

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 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 18, 2021) — Paralyzed Veterans of America today released two informational videos focused on empowering PVA members and all veterans with disabilities to seek higher education and open new pathways. The videos, developed in partnership with Student Veterans of America and with financial support from Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), were filmed, produced, […]

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WASHINGTON (February 23, 2021) — Paralyzed Veterans of America and Southern New Hampshire University today announced a new partnership to help veterans who are underserved and overlooked — particularly those with catastrophic injuries or illnesses — achieve their educational aspirations to advance their career goals.  PVA’s Veterans Career Program is a unique career program that […]

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WASHINGTON (February 8, 2021) — Paralyzed Veterans of America Executive Director Carl Blake released the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Denis McDonough as the secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): “PVA has enjoyed a close relationship with the VA in the past and hopes to build upon that rich history with […]

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WASHINGTON – (Feb. 2, 2021) – As Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) approaches its 75th year of advocating for and supporting veterans with spinal cord injuries and diseases, such as MS and ALS, as well as all people with disabilities, today the organization unveiled an anniversary logo and new name of their successful employment program. […]

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WASHINGTON (Feb. 1, 2021) – Leading veterans service organizations DAV (Disabled American Veterans), Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), and the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) today released two reports – The Independent Budget: Veterans’ Agenda for the 117th Congress, Critical Issues and The Independent Budget: FY 2022-2023 for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Budget Recommendations. […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 28, 2021) — Paralyzed Veterans of America, the nation’s only nonprofit organization dedicated solely to supporting veterans with spinal cord injuries, disorders, and diseases, today kicked off an annual checkout campaign just days before the fourth of July holiday with long-time partners Food City and champion racecar driver Richard Petty. Centered around […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – (Jan. 13, 2021) — Paralyzed Veterans of America Executive Director Carl Blake released the following statement regarding the recent violence in the Capitol on January 6 and the growing threat of additional upheaval in the days leading up to Inauguration Day 2021, which has led to an unprecedented assault on our democracy: […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – (Jan. 5, 2021) — Paralyzed Veterans of America Executive Director Carl Blake released the following statement regarding President Trump’s signing of H.R. 7105, the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020, which enhances the quality of life for veterans, their families, and caregivers: […]

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WASHINGTON (December, 11 2020) — Paralyzed Veterans of America, Executive Director, Carl Blake released the following statement in response to the VA Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report “Senior VA Officials’ Response to a Veteran’s Sexual Assault Allegations” released yesterday. “The unconscionable details laid out in this report are just another sign of the […]

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