More than 750,000 people in the United States, including veterans, live with spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D). Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) supports research, educational programs, and other initiatives that unite people and activities toward a single mission: improved quality of life for everyone with SCI/D.
Advancing Research Into Treatments and Cures
Our founders were pioneers in promoting research into treatments and cures for SCI/D. They recognized that paralysis does not only affect veterans, but can happen to anyone at any stage of their lives. Until recently, most scientists believed that paralysis due to spinal cord injury was impossible to reverse. However, ongoing research investment from Paralyzed Veterans and others have produced promising results.
Our work focuses on exploring treatments and finding a cure for SCI/D through the PVA Education Foundation, the PVA Research Foundation, multiple partnerships, and the Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine.
Research & Education Resources