May 2006 Table of Contents


Special Section: Making Travel Memories

An Alaskan cruise, a cherry festival in America's heartland, voyaging to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, and savoring the bed-and-breakfast experience pass accessibility tests. Writers tell what it's like to venture out on the water, go up in the air, blaze a trail in the Southwest, and check into a cozy country retreat.

Spinal-cord Injury and Selecting an Attorney

You may be considering legal action related to your spinal-cord injury. Do you know what to look for before hiring an attorney?

Paralyzed Veterans of America:
From Science to Service

Throughout its history, the Paralyzed Veterans of America has supported a full spectrum of activities that improve SCI survival and enhance quality of life.

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Reasons & Remarks

PVA celebrates its 60th anniversary, but the organization had to overcome many obstacles to get off the ground. Editor Cliff Crase describes some of the roadblocks.

Money Talks

Columnist Dan Jones gives investment advice for the long haul.

Living Well

Dr. Tom Kiser discusses secondary medical issues that can develop after SCI.

A Closer Look

David Boninger, Ph.D., describes an upper-body exercise system that puts fun into your workout.

Sports and Recreation

River Cats Independence Field in Sacramento celebrates opening day for players with disabilities.


Apartment complex designed for people with disabilities opens in Mississippi.

Veteran Advisor

Short-term treatable condition may be the reason blurred-vision claims are denied. Norman Hungerford, PVA NSO, explains what you can do.

PVA President's Message

The sacrifices made by veterans in keeping our country free is emphasized by PVA President Randy L. Pleva Sr. in testimony to the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

And Finally...

A portable shower for wheelchair users is one of the products at the World Congress & Exposition on Disabilities. Columnist Herb Drill has the goods on the goods.

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