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Reprinted from PN/Paraplegia News April 2019

In January, PVA national leadership and staff paid another personal visit to Puerto Rico chapter members as the U.S. territory continues to rebuild following Hurricane Maria.

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Nearly 19 months have passed since life in Puerto Rico came to a standstill when Category 4 Hurricane Maria slammed into the U.S. island, wiping out all communication systems and electricity for months and leaving residents without food and water for weeks. Today, the island looks vastly different. Around San Juan, the traffic lights have been replaced and even the lush foliage has regrown — a fitting symbol for the changes that have occurred since Paralyzed Veterans of America’s (PVA) national leadership last visited the PVA Puerto Rico Chapter members in December 2017, just three months after the hurricane hit.

 

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