December 2006 Table of Contents
A special holiday meal can help
us forget—if only for a little
while—the challenges we face
the rest of the year.
Spinal-cord injury is a life-altering experience. Strong emotional reactions such as depression are common—possibly almost universal.
For many people, this time of year is the "season of giving." But PVA's supporters "give back" all year long.
It's only December, but it's never too early to plan for income-tax time.
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Also in this issue:
Reasons & Remarks
Following his disabling injury, Bruce McGhie has had lots of successes, and now (thankfully) he has his own autobiography.
PVA President's Message
PVA's anniversary celebration recognizes visionary leaders who have proven their dedication to our nation's veterans.
Food and Drug Administration approves drug for treating relapsing multiple sclerosis.
Physical activity can have added health benefits for people with spinal-cord injury.
Newspaper article opens doors for caregiver needing assistance.
People in the News
The Citadel retires the number of a football player who was paralyzed making a tackle during a 1985 game.
Drug administered soon after spinal-cord injury undergoes scientific scrutiny.
Pheasant hunt proves popular following North Central PVA trapshoot.
Mobility and More
National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association ensures quality in manufacture and installation of mobility equipment.
Spain hotel has top-notch accessibility.
San Antonio event to showcase new products and services for people with disabilities.
Top anglers are named, and tour sponsors are thanked.
Factors to consider when selecting and hiring personal care assistants and caregivers.
Sports and Recreation
Results from the U.S. Open USTA National Wheelchair Championships in San Diego.
First Marlin Brando film featured 45 PVAers from the Birmingham (Long Beach) Hospital.