September 2006 Table of Contents


Alaskan Thunder

The National Veterans Wheelchair Games is more than an athletic's a show of community, camaraderie, and a celebration of freedom.

Powering On

A power chair is a major investment. To obtain the right one and the services to maintain it, follow these guidelines.

The Successful Appeal

You can seek a review when VA benefits are denied, but you have to keep on the trail.

Paralyzed Veterans of America: Major Impact

Although the Office of General Counsel is "young" when compared to PVA's 60 years, its work has affected PVA members and, in many cases, all veterans with disabilities.

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PVA President's Message

PVA is making strides with the help of many good people.

Reasons & Remarks

Colorful opening ceremonies kick off competition at the 26th National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Anchorage.

Around the House

A spinal-cord injury leads Rosemarie Rossetti and her husband into planning a more wheelchair-friendly house.

Living Well

Poor skin health among persons with SCI usually results in decreased quality of life and further loss of independence.

Mobility and More

Adaptive seating, floors, doorways, driving aids, hand controls, lifts, and funding sources are discussed.

Veteran Advisor

Attitude regarding physical therapy is important in combating atrophy immediately following occurrence of SCI.

Money Talks

Be cautious before investing. A licensed financial advisor can help you attain your investment goals.

Information Center

Books on surviving a stroke, pain management, and finding good in every situation are profiled. Also, a book about the exploits of two disabled sky divers, an access guide to San Francisco, and a book providing MS care pointers.

And Finally...

Blair Williams says people should not use the American With Disabilities Act as a weapon, but as an instrument to promote education, awareness, and change.

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