April 2017 Table of Contents


Impacting Lives

From brain interface machines to body composition, PVA's Research Foundation grants are helping to change lives and build a brighter future for veterans and everyone with SCI/D.

Life Changing

Every day, PVA National Service Officers work to make sure injured veterans and their families receive the benefits and assistance they earned while serving their country.

Election Time 2017

Meet the candidates who want to lead PVA in its mission to improve the quality of life for veterans and all people living with SCI/D.

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Also in this issue:

PVA From the Top - For All Veterans

For all veterans, member or not, veterans are veterans, and PVA offers free support to all vets and their families.

Reasons and Remarks Redivivus - Electing Leaders

One of the most important issues is going to be the preservation of the specialized care system that is unique to the VA.

Research Update - Reading Thoughts

Deciphering the thoughts of patients who are totally paralyzed.

On the Hill - PVA's Grassroots

Our national voice is strong, but you can increase that volume to a deafening level.

Innovations - Puff and Sip Devices

New device allows quads to ski and sail.

Veteran Advisor - Access to Care

Veterans should see that their care is received from a VA medical center that has the necessary expertise and equipment to take care of them.

And Finally - Things Will Change

Some people injured serving their country, some never served their country, and some were born with their disabilities. The point being, if we were to really count the people who have some sort of struggle in their lives, the number may not be as rare as we might think.

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