WASHINGTON, D.C. – (Feb. 7, 2022) – Leading veterans service organizations (VSOs) – DAV (Disabled American Veterans), Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), and the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) – today released The Independent Budget Recommendations for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) FY 2023 and FY 2024. The report serves as a roadmap to […]

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WASHINGTON (Dec. 5, 2021)— Paralyzed Veterans of America National President Charles Brown today released the following statement on the passing of long-time public servant and PVA supporter Senator Bob Dole: “PVA joins the nation in mourning the passing of Senator Bob Dole and extends our heartfelt prayers to Senator Elizabeth Dole and the entire Dole Family. Prior to becoming one of America’s longest-serving U.S. Senators, […]

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In our highly mobile society, air travel is unquestionably the fastest way to get to our destination, but it is ill-equipped for millions of people with disabilities, particularly wheelchair users. Air travel is a broken system in need of attention, as the recent death of disability rights activist Engracia Figueroa illustrates. Figueroa’s careless mistreatment at […]

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As the busiest travel season of the year kicks off, Paralyzed Veterans of America calls on public to join their fight for change   WASHINGTON (November 17, 2021) – This year’s holiday travel season marks the 35th anniversary of the Air Carrier Access Act, which legally began the move toward accessible air travel, and Paralyzed […]

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Donation was generated through six-week in-store fundraising campaign Sunbury, PA (November 12, 2021) — Weis Markets today announced it has donated $450,000 to Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)— the nation’s only nonprofit organization dedicated solely to supporting veterans with spinal cord injuries, disorders, and diseases, like MS and ALS, and all people with disabilities. Officials […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Oname ThompsonOnameT@pva.org Mobile: (703) 864-5980 WASHINGTON (Nov. 8, 2021) — Paralyzed Veterans of America National President Charles Brown today released the following statement on the passing of Engracia Figueroa, a disability activist who passed after an airline damaged her custom wheelchair: “Our heart goes out to Engracia Figueroa’s family and […]

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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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