July 2009 Table of Contents


Think MIAMI!

Greater Miami and the beaches offer something for everyone under the sun!

Tools for Living

Grants from the PVA Education Foundation improve health, independence, and quality of life for people with SCI/D.

Hats in the Ring

Candidates for PVA national offices look for long-range successes, not short-term fixes. How do they plan to make a difference?

Living in a Friendly Universe

Dealing with a chronic illness/disease? A positive attitude may be more effective than synthetic medical treatments.

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PVA President's Message

No veteran should be charged for any services from VA, including co-payments. Veterans have already paid the price.

Reasons & Remarks Redivivus

The programs PVA operates all serve to aid our nation's paralyzed veterans. We have the same duty to those who follow us and need our support as those veterans who in our history advocated for us.

Beach-y Keen!

People with disabilities who love the beach benefit from the Mobili T Rover.

Around the House

Hard work pays off for Florida builder who specializes in in-house modifications for people with disabilities.

On the Job

Individuals with disabilities who are no longer able to work benefit from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Money Talks

With a little planning and discipline, the likelihood of achieving your financial goals can be dramatically improved.

Oh, Doctor…Can We Talk?

Make the most of your limited time in the doctor's office. Get organized and be specific.

My Story: Let’s Change MS

We must take control by changing today so we can live better with MS tomorrow.

Mo What?

Bob Alonzo finds portable lift provides safe and secure operation whether he's at home or on the road.

Travel Tips

Height of beds and lack of space underneath for transfer devices pose problems for disabled travelers in hotel rooms. Also: Rules on transporting power wheelchairs.

Living Well

Mount Sinai Department of Rehabilitation in New York City launches webcasts to address a wide range of health and wellness topics.

Research Update

National VA Research Week looks at programs in the country's largest network for the care of SCI, and recognizes research and researchers.

Other Helpful Resources

Where to find resources to help you with computer-related questions.


Hunters bag a few birds despite soggy Iowa weather.

Fish Tales

Florida anglers use the right bait for successful "catching" aboard the Miss Beverly. Also: PVA Bass Tour is in full swing.

Sports and Recreation

Florida Gulf Coast PVA and Cal-Diego PVA host trap events. Cal-Diego also holds special event for pistol shooters. Also: Clocktower Classic held in Georgia for handcycling.

Bathroom Accessibility on the Road

Useful tips in smoothing out the rough spots in experiences at home and on the road.

Information Center

Young wheelchair user looks to solve mysteries involving her late father. Also: A book of poems and paintings, a self-care DVD, videos on the EasyStand standing aid, and a social-work resource.

And Finally...

Lindol Hill has a lot of questions and not too many answers.

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