March 2008 Table of Contents


Wheel Easy

Prepare for the worst, while hoping for the best! Here are seven tips for stress-free travel.

Sarah & Me:
An Update (Part 1)

What has life been like for a quad mom and her daughter over the past 11 years?

ModestBut Meaningful

As the 2008-2009 PVA Scholarship Program competition gets underway, here is the story of two brothers and how PVA scholarships assisted them. Although this funding is relatively modest, it definitely can make a difference.

PVA Research Foundation:
Your Donations at Work

Via grants, contributions help scientists study major issues for people with spinal-cord injury/disease. Two of these "puzzles" are nerve regeneration and pain.

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Also in this issue:

PVA President's Message

Media provides disservice when inaccurate information is presented.

Reasons & Remarks Redivivus

Having affairs in order makes it easier on family and friends.

Caregiver Connection

Important thing is to live with the norms (whatever they may be) that are part of our lives.

Mobility and More

With help from friends, rough and tough Texan ditches van and corrals Dodge Mega Cab truck.

A Closer Look

VA finally approves iBOT for Tracy Franklin; he provides tips on how you can get one.

Living Well

Second Look program provides down-the-road "tune-up" service for people with spinal-cord injury.

Veteran Advisor

Various vision problems are discussed; it's important to make an appointment with an ophthalmologist.

Fish Tales

Top international amateur anglers compete at Federation Nation Championship in Florida.

Sports and Recreation

Coverage of the PVA/ABWA Tournament Series opening event in Las Vegas. Also: Sailing.


Series increases technology accessibility awareness for people with disabilities. Also: Dating service for the disabled and Extreme Makeover.

And Finally...

Rather than allowing life in a wheelchair to be a cheap substitute for the way it is supposed to be, we must all take action—to pass laws and make certain they are enforced.

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