May 2013 Table of Contents

 

A Safe Spin on Summer

These suggestions will have wheelchair users spinning through a fun and safe summer season.

Prosthetics Perils

Because of a change in the VA prosthetics process, veterans are facing a tougher time getting medical equipment.

The Social Agenda

Social media is helping wheelchair users from around the world connect and share information like never before.

Nutritional Needs

Weight management is important for people with spinal cord injury, and these tips are the key to staying trim and healthy.

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Gliding High

Adaptive hand controls and high-tech instruments allow paraplegics to enjoy soaring high above southernCalifornia.

Birth Control

A range of issues challenges women with spinal cord injury who are considering the use of birth control.

Living Well

Spinal cord injury is a devastating event that requires mental as well as physical adjustments.

Beautiful Me

Events like the Ms. Wheelchair pageants offer the chance to inspire and advocate for women.

Trial Shows Gains in Sensory Function

Stem cells continue to be a major player in research to find a cure for spinal cord injury. A patient in one study is showing promising signs.

Creating Assistive Technology

Development of new technology for people with disabilities is a detailed process that takes a lot of input and work from many different groups.

Legislative Priorities

Testimony before a congressional committee spells out issues and concerns of veterans.

American Explorer

Paralyzed veteran Bruce Gamble drives across America to publicize his book and check off an item on his bucket list.

Lights, Camera, Action!

Iraq War veteran Bryan Anderson finds success in show biz.

The Marrying Kind

Book by Rhonda Evatt explains joy despite disability.

Moving Forward

Autobiography details the artistic path of Robert Florio.

The Cost of Cuts

Sequestration of veterans funding will affect vets as well as the operation of VA.

Near Miss

Team USA edged for bronze in world curling competition.

Good Racing in Melbourne

Melbourne Music Marathon is the first US Handcycling Federation sanctioned race this year.

New Website

Website offers tools and information for involvement in sports.

Vet Funding Bill

PVA supports anew bill that helps ensure funding for VA.

Pennsylvania Conference

Inaugural disability conference and expo scheduled for August.

Mike Utley Grants

Mike Utley Foundation awards grants.

Keystone Van

Keystone PVA receives new accessible van from Toyota.

Songs of Engagement

Favorite songs are examples of long-term goals.

Specially Adapted Housing Grant

Two types of grants help severely disabled veterans in adapting housing to their special needs.



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