Via WUSA9 Washington, D.C. (September 15, 2019) — There’s a charity golf open coming up on Sept. 23 that raises money for it’s “Paving Access for Veterans Employment Program.” View the full clip below.   

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MEDIA CONTACT: Lani Poblete, lanip@pva.org WHAT:            Disabled veterans will play alongside business leaders, military and government officials, and more at the 12th annual Paralyzed Veterans Golf Open to support Paralyzed Veterans of America’s employment program, PAVE (Paving Access for Veterans Employment). This one-of-a-kind tournament will showcase the latest adaptive sports technology that allows paralyzed individuals to stand […]

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Women have been underrepresented in much biological and medical research, leading to knowledge gaps that can result into problems including misdiagnoses and drugs that may affect men and women differently.  Although this has been changing in recent years, our minority status in the Veteran population can make it much more difficult for VA researchers to recruit enough […]

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Washington, D.C. (Sept. 4, 2019) — Paralyzed Veterans of America Executive Director Carl Blake issued the following statement regarding the announcement from Georgia Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, that he will resign at the end of 2019 due to health reasons: “As Chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs […]

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DOT Backtracked on Promises and Offered Excuses in Effort to Deny Protections for Air Travelers with Disabilities MEDIA CONTACT: Liz Deakin, lizd@pva.org Denver, CO — Today, Democracy Forward on behalf of Paralyzed Veterans of America responded to the Department of Transportation’s latest attempt to shirk its legal obligation to fully address airline restroom access for […]

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Via WJCL 22 ABC Savannah (August 23, 2019) — PVA argues Airplane bathrooms are not accessible for those with disabilities in an interview with ABC. “It’s not just an inconvenience, it’s a health risk,” says Shaun Castle, deputy executive director at PVA. View the full clip below.   

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As wounded warriors return home from deployments overseas, some are finding support from a new kind of team. (CBS News) Full article

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Via U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (August 20, 2019) — LifeWaters offers scuba diving and scuba certifications as part of recreational water therapy. The non-profit organization improves the lives of disabled Veterans with a dedicated staff of volunteers, including Spinal Cord Injury therapists, doctors, nurses, Veterans and civilians.  This is an excerpt from the VA Blog […]

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Via TRAVELWEEKLY.COM (August 15, 2019) — Under a bipartisan FAA funding bill passed in 2016, the DOT was mandated to require airlines to promptly refund checked baggage fees to passengers in cases of late bag delivery. Yet today, more than two years after the deadline Congress set for the issuance of that regulation, the department has […]

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Paralyzed Veterans of America seeks court order to advance protections for veterans with mobility impairments and the entire disability community MEDIA CONTACT: Liz Deakin, lizd@pva.org DENVER (August 5, 2019) — Today, Democracy Forward on behalf of Paralyzed Veterans of America requested a federal court to lift its hold on their lawsuit to compel the Department […]

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MEDIA CONTACT: Liz Deakin, lizd@pva.org WASHINGTON (July 26, 2019) — Paralyzed Veterans of America Executive Director, Carl Blake, issued the following statement regarding the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the Ryan Kules Specially Adaptive Housing Improvement Act of 2019 (H.R. 3504, as amended): “PVA applauds this bill since it would prioritize grants for seriously ill veterans, […]

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Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Deputy Executive Director Shaun Castle implores citizens to act now and notify their congressional members that the Social Security 2100 Act must pass to save Social Security from benefits cuts that would affect millions of Americans. Learn more on Shaun’s testimony before the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee – […]

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Via NBC 4 Washington (July 25, 2019) — Air travelers with mobility challenges say they are not getting their money’s worth out of TSA Precheck at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. At Reagan and a handful of other airports nationwide, Precheck security entrances lack wheelchair accessible gates, according to passengers and advocates for people with […]

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39th National Veterans Wheelchair Games is the largest annual wheelchair multi-sport event for military Veterans in the world MEDIA CONTACT: Liz Deakin, lizd@pva.org LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 12, 2019) — More than 600 military Veterans from across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Great Britain are in Louisville this week to compete in the 39th National Veterans Wheelchair […]

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In-store donation drive starts July 3rd Media Contact: Liz Deakin LizD@pva.org, 202-416-7627 WASHINGTON (July 2, 2019) — On July 3rd, Paralyzed Veterans of America will kick off its campaign with Food City and NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty. Donations made at Food City supermarkets will go to PVA, who have helped disabled veterans for more than 70 years. “This […]

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