June 2008 Table of Contents
An international organization recognizes rights and needs of people with disabilities; lightweight wheelchairs and manufacturers are listed.
With snow conditions close to perfect for some awesome shredding of the slopes, America's heroes also shred their own trepidations about so-called "limitations."
How did Special Aid and Attendance/Special Monthly Compensation awards evolve? This information may surprise you—and replace rumors.
Wheelchair athletes will be heading to Omaha for the 28th National Veterans Wheelchair Games sponsored by generous corporations and organizations.
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Also in this issue:
PVA President's Message
Healthcare and benefits delivery funding is needed for every veteran—past, present, and future.
Reasons & Remarks Redivivus
View from the back of the room: Needs of geriatric paralyzed people must be addressed.
Life-altering event means not only dealing with emotions but also new realities.
PVA Research Foundation's Fritz Krauth Memorial Fellowship goes to Charlesnika Evans, PhD.
With encouragement of volunteer Stanley Freedman, Harris Ullian is at the piano again.
People in the News
Primary-care physician recognized for caring attitude. Also: Renee Tyree and Homer S. Townsend Jr.
PVA NSO Winston Woodard III explains the VHA process and how to appeal a decision.
Ask questions before booking to make sure room is thoroughly accessible.
Innocuous bacteria can be used to fight off pathogens that cause urinary tract infections.
Sports and Recreation
Team USA returns from Switzerland with bronze medal. Also: Billiards and basketball tournament results.
PVA Bass Tour results from event at Clarks Hill Lake near Augusta, Ga.
ROHO Group updates Web site. Also: PVA Awareness Week.
A Closer Look
Assistive technology allows Kimberly Walters to regain independence following 1993 auto accident. (That's Kimberly skydiving on this month's PN cover.)
New Mexico Game and Fish Department invites disabled hunters to White Sands Missile Range event.
David Lega, "Spirit of the Games" winner at 1996 Paralympic Games, shares positive thoughts in "Hands Free" book. Also: "Spinal Cord Injury: A Guide for Patients and Families."
Author believes empowerment patient receives from her book will lead to higher quality of healthcare.