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2011-05-24 09:15:00

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The news of a possible therapy breakthrough that could in the future help some people with spinal cord injury is being described as an "exciting development" by Paralyzed Veterans of America. "I think everyone who has read or seen the stories are very excited by what seems like a novel therapy to help some people with spinal cord injury be more ambulatory, at least in the laboratory setting. However, this therapy is not a cure for...

2011-05-23 08:31:00

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Veterans and leaders from business, government and the armed services took to the fairways at Belle Haven Country Club today for the fourth annual Paralyzed Veterans Golf Open. The event raised more than $300,000 for Paralyzed Veterans of America's Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program, which provides veterans with spinal cord injury with the services and skills they need to secure good jobs and careers. Since 2008, the tournament has raised...

2011-05-18 09:38:00

BOSTON, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the national unemployment rate for veterans with severe disabilities at 85 percent, a unique Boston program aims to drastically cut unemployment for veterans with disabilities--helping those who wore the uniform and were seriously injured secure good jobs and careers. Officially opening today, May 18, the Boston Paralyzed Veterans of America Vocational Rehabilitation Office will empower veterans with disabilities by providing the...

2011-05-16 10:10:00

BOSTON, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the national unemployment rate for veterans with severe disabilities at 85 percent, a unique Boston careers program aims to make a difference, helping those who wore the uniform and were seriously injured secure good jobs and careers in a tough economy. Officially opening on May 18, the Boston Paralyzed Veterans of America Vocational Rehabilitation Office will empower veterans with disabilities with the services and tools they need to...

2011-03-30 10:50:00

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) National President Bill Lawson urged Congressional leaders to protect Department of Veterans Affairs heath care from politics. "Without a doubt, the Department of Veterans Affairs is the most effective health-care provider for veterans. The VA's specialized services, including its system of spinal cord injury (SCI) care, are incomparable resources that are not duplicated in the...

2011-03-29 12:48:00

Changing Lives, Building Futures A Time to Honor America's Veterans with Disabilities and Their Families WASHINGTON, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) is marking the 65th anniversary of its founding in April by encouraging all Americans to take time out of their busy schedules to honor and help empower our nation's veterans with disabilities. Paralyzed Veterans' National President, Bill Lawson, a paralyzed U.S. Army veteran,...

2011-02-14 17:12:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four of the nation's leading veterans service organizations are urging the Administration and Congress to invest $65.3 billion to sufficiently meet veterans health-care and veterans benefits needs. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, the administration has proposed $61.9 billion in discretionary spending for fiscal year 2012. The budget proposal now goes to Congress for consideration. The recommendation is contained in The...

2011-02-11 16:13:00

Annual Comprehensive Budget and Policy Document by Veterans for Veterans Will Outline FY 2012 Veterans' Health Care and Benefits Funding and Policy Recommendations WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America and Veterans of Foreign Wars: WHO: AMVETS Disabled American Veterans Paralyzed Veterans of America Veterans of Foreign Wars WHAT: Immediately following the release of the...

2011-01-28 14:11:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann's plan to radically cut veterans' health care and benefits by $4.5 billion is being condemned by Paralyzed Veterans of America. Paralyzed Veterans of America National President, Bill Lawson stated: "Congresswoman Bachmann's plan is short-sighted, dangerous and an insult to the men and women who have served and sacrificed for our freedoms -- including the freedom of speech that we all enjoy. We hope that the...

2011-01-21 09:34:00

Offering World-Class Professional Education and Networking Opportunities WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Renowned leaders from medicine, health care, policy and government are expected to attend Paralyzed Veterans of America's Summit 2011 & EXPO: Delivering Excellence, Achieving State-of-the-Art Health Care. The inaugural Summit will take place September 16-18, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. In connection with Paralyzed Veterans of America's mission, the Summit is...


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