Originally published in The Hill One day last year, no nurse arrived to help me out of bed. I’m Charles, a paralyzed veteran, and without ample warning the VA-contracted, home health agency responsible for my care didn’t secure a backup, later telling me it was my responsibility to find one. Trapped in my bed and […]

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Legislation to give additional financial benefits to veterans’ survivors           Washington, D.C. (Nov. 10, 2022) – As the nation prepares to observe Veterans Day, the ALS Association and Paralyzed Veterans of America call on Congress to pass the Justice for ALS Veterans Act (H.R.5607/S.3483), which allows survivors of veterans who died […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 29, 2022) – Paralyzed Veterans of America Executive Director Carl Blake released the following statement today in response to the House passing H.R. 3304, also known as the AUTO for Veterans Act. This revised legislation authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide an additional automobile allowance immediately to eligible veterans if […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C., (Sept. 29, 2022) — Paralyzed Veterans of America, the nation’s premier nonprofit of choice for disabled veterans, their families, and caregivers, today wrapped up its 2022 Women Veterans Empowerment Retreat in San Antonio, Texas. Designed to stop the nation’s fastest-growing veteran population from feeling isolated, forgotten, and pushed aside, PVA’s three-day, annual Empowerment […]

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WASHINGTON, DC (Sept. 15, 2022) — Paralyzed Veterans of America – the nation’s premier nonprofit of choice for disabled veterans, their families, and caregivers – today awarded The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with one of its highest and most prestigious honors, the Barrier-Free America Award. Bestowed to the Kennedy Center for their endless commitment to accessibility, the […]

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WASHINGTON, DC (Sept. 15, 2022)- Paralyzed Veterans of America yesterday honored Rep. Jim Langevin of Rhode Island with the Gordon H. Mansfield Congressional Leadership Award. Established in 2015, the award is presented to elected officials who demonstrate strong leadership and unwavering support for PVA’s priorities in the areas of veterans health care and benefits and disability civil rights. “PVA is proud to […]

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Four-day conference to include appearance by VA’s Under Secretary for Health Dr. Shereef Elnahal, 50+ cutting edge exhibits, and more WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 29, 2022) – Paralyzed Veterans of America today kicked off its 10th Healthcare Summit and Expo – a four-day conference comprised of attendees from over 100 acute care and rehabilitation hospitals and […]

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Four-day conference to bring together scholars and clinicians from across the U.S., and include an appearance by VA’s Under Secretary of Health    WHAT:               2022 Paralyzed Veterans of America Healthcare Summit & Expo   WHO:                 Charles Brown, National President, Paralyzed Veterans of America           […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 2, 2022) – Paralyzed Veterans of America Executive Director Carl Blake released the following statement today in response to final passage of the “Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022,” also known as the PACT Act. Championed as the most comprehensive toxic exposure legislation […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 28, 2022) — Paralyzed Veterans of America Executive Director Carl Blake issued a statement today in reaction to the Senate’s failure to pass the PACT Act. “We are extremely disappointed and dismayed that the Senate failed yesterday to allow the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 30, 2022) – Paralyzed Veterans of America today announced that U.S. Marine Corps. veteran and Florida native Charles Brown will remain its national president – the nonprofit’s highest elected office. Brown was re-elected to serve a second term by PVA’s Board of Directors on May 20. Brown, along with PVA’s executive committee, will begin […]

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Campaign to run in all Food City supermarkets in Southeast June 29th – July 26th    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 28, 2022) — Paralyzed Veterans of America – the nation’s premier nonprofit  for disabled veterans, their families, and caregivers, once again kicked off its annual checkout campaign alongside long-time supporters Food City and champion racecar driver […]

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  WASHINGTON, D.C., (June 27, 2022) — Paralyzed Veterans of America National President Charles Brown released the following statement in response to today’s release from a bipartisan group of Senators announcing their opposition to the Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission moving forward. “Paralyzed Veterans of America supported the VA MISSION Act which established the […]

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  New law expands lifesaving mammogram screenings for women veterans who are more at risk of getting breast cancer than their civilian counterparts   Paralyzed Veterans of America – the nation’s premier nonprofit of choice for disabled veterans, their families, and caregivers – today applauds President Biden for signing the Making Advances in Mammography and […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C., (May 31, 2022) – With more than 28,000 cases of multiple sclerosis reported to the Department of Veterans Affairs annually, Paralyzed Veterans of America – the nation’s premier nonprofit of choice for disabled veterans, their families, and caregivers – is expanding its membership as medical technology advances early detection of MS, inviting all […]

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