Paralyzed Veterans of America #30DaysOfCaring Day 30

Today is the final day of my 2014 #30DaysOfCaring posts. I saved a very special organization for my day 30 highlight, Paralyzed Veterans of America.

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Our veterans are our heroes for life. After serving our country, serious injury shouldn’t stop them from living the full, rewarding lives they deserve. Paralyzed Veterans of America fights for better health care and benefits, aid in the search for a truly satisfying career, and provide the path to adventure through adaptive sports. Paralyzed Veterans of America is committed to ongoing care by educating clinicians about spinal cord injury, and they are deeply invested in the future—a cure for paralysis.

The organization was founded by a band of service members who came home from World War II with a spinal cord injury. They returned to a grateful nation, but also to a world with few solutions to the challenges they faced. They made a decision not just to live, but to live with dignity as contributors to society.  They created Paralyzed Veterans of America, an organization dedicated to veterans service, medical research and civil rights for people with disabilities. Today, the work continues to create an America where all veterans and people with disabilities, and their families, have everything they need to live full and productive lives.

Paralyzed Veterans national officers and their 34 chapters represent thousands of veterans in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Recently, my husband’s work team helped our Central Florida Chapter heroes by building shelving for their warehouse and organizing their space. This act of kindness meant the world to these heroes. You can see the local news coverage here.

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