Paralyzed Veterans of America was founded following World War II to meet the needs of veterans who were paralyzed as a result of disease or injury to the spinal cord. Paralyzed Veterans is supported by donations from the general public. It works to ensure quality health care, rehabilitation, and full civil rights for veterans with spinal cord injuries or diseases, and all persons with a disability. Paralyzed Veterans supports legislation and advances in medicine and technology through various programs, departments and foundations such as: PVA Research Foundation; PVA Education Foundation; National Advocacy Program; National Legislation Program; National Veterans Benefits Program; and PVA National Sports and Recreation Program.
Paralyzed Veterans of America produces a wide range of publications, which are offered in a downloadable electronic document (PDF) or print version. Printed copies of PVA publications can be obtain by calling PVA's toll-free phone to order: 1-888-860-7244. PVA publications can be viewed and downloaded at http://www.pva.org/site/c.ajIRK9NJLcJ2E/b.7516843/k.6FC/Paralyzed_Veterans_of_America_Publications.htm.
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