May 2016 Table of Contents


Get Smart

The growing trend of smarter and more efficient technology for the home is allowing people with mobility issues to enjoy more convenience and comfort

Wheelchair Hacks

Whether it's an easier method to transport a bowling ball or better approach to clean the wheels, these people have created some unique ways to get more out of their wheelchairs

Moving With The Power of Thought

A device the size of a matchstick, implanted next to the brain's motor cortex, could one day help paralyzed people move their limbs

Work & Play in Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Fla., offers a great setting of sun, beaches, food, activities and more to help you relax during PVA's 70th Annual Convention this month

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PVA From the Top

PVA National President Al Kovach Jr., presented the organization’s annual testimony before congress.

Reasons & Remarks Redivivus

A visit to the Long Beach Medical Center turns into an extended stay

Volunteer For Health

Volunteering could counteract feelings of uncertainty or loss of control after spinal-cord injury

People: Furry Ambassador

He's an unlikely lobbyist, but this Rottweiler is doing more than advocating for the rights of disabled veterans - he’s also serving as an ambassador for his breed.

Embody The Spirit

Two years ago, Dan Oosterhous was wide-eyed and awestruck at the inaugural Invictus Games in London.

Exoskeleton Process

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) stepped on board late last year to help qualified veterans with spinal-cord injuries (SCI) obtain a powered exoskeleton that allows them to stand and walk.

You Said it... Room For A Lift

We would like to respond to an article written by Jim and Barbara Twardowski (Room Service, March PN).

PVA Points: Exoskeletons

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) is happy to learn that a second exoskeleton has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for clinical and personal use.

PVA Points: Focus On Travel

Department of Transportation (DOT) focus group attended by Paralyzed Veterans of America

Sports & Rec

This month's sports and recreation events

And Finally...: Mom & Memorial Day

The month of May means schools are beginning to let out and we’re starting to see the warm, welcoming weather of summer

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