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When I saw actor Eddie Redmayne accept the Oscar for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, for me, it wasn't about the glamour or pageantry of the moment. It wasn't about Redmayne or even Hawking, perhaps the most well-known survivor of a profoundly debilitating condition— a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord that goes by a few names: ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease.

My thoughts immediately went to the 4,000+ veterans with #ALS who live an experience that Hollywood now found compelling enough to meaningfully recognize. I thought about the number of #veterans who would become statistics, as veterans are twice as likely to incur ALS as the general population and only live an average of two to five years once diagnosed.
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“The movie Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement helps people explore the view of #disability, including veterans who have acquired their injuries more recently. It helps #veterans who are grappling with what it means to live now as a wounded warrior or a veteran with a disability and how technology can enable them to live their lives in different ways.” --Heather Ansley, Associate General Counsel for Corporate and Government Relations at Paralyzed Veterans of America 
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Paralyzed Veterans of America is proud to be part of an annual effort that encourages the next generation of engineers, designers and architects to be sensitive to the needs of individuals with disabilities.

“These young men and women will someday be the adults who shape our environments,” said Mark Lichter, director of architecture at Paralyzed Veterans of America. “The sensitivity to the needs of people with disabilities they develop through this competition will stay with them as they become the designers of tomorrow. This can have a wide-reaching and positive impact on the #accessibility of future communities.” #pwd   #veterans  
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Happy ‪#ValentinesDay‬ from Paralyzed Veterans of America! Honor the veteran(s) in your life by sharing a photo and/or message for him or her with #LoveYourVeteran‬ in the post. Let’s show our love to the veterans in our life! Learn more: www.pva.org/loveyourveteran. 
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In 1947, with the backdrop of segregation, Paralyzed Veterans of America championed the inclusion of its African American members at its convention at the then-segregated John Marshall Hotel in Richmond, VA. That determination resulted in support for an integrated convention and marked the first time the John Marshall Hotel served African Americans. #africanamericanhistory   #veterans  
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Don't count out this veteran - he's #UNSTOPPABLE

How are you #unstoppable? Who inspires you to be #unstoppable? Post your photos and tributes in social media using hashtag #UNSTOPPABLE. Learn more at www.pva.org/unstoppable. #veterans  
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Since its inception, Paralyzed Veterans of America’s mission has focused on being a partner for life to the #veterans it serves, including many of the thousands of veterans who find themselves #homeless on any given night.

“It pains me to see an underserved veteran,” said Heather Cherniak, an Iraq war veteran and national service officer in Paralyzed Veterans of America’s office in Brockton, Mass. “I think there’s nothing worse than someone who has served their country to be on the street.” 
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Clyde Reed quickly learned that Paralyzed Veterans of America was more than a #veterans service organization; it was a community of people from all walks of life who are committed to the advancement of the civil rights of all individuals, particularly those with disabilities. It’s Reed’s service – and the service of all who have fought tirelessly for civil rights – that Paralyzed Veterans of America celebrates throughout February as part of African American History Month. 
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President Herbert Hoover said, "Competition is not only the basis of protection to the consumer but is the incentive to progress." Progress in VA will hinge on whether the system and those who run it finally see the extraordinary task of taking care of #veterans as an endeavor where exceeding customer expectations is the metric that matters above all else.”
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On February 12, 2015 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. PT, an online webinar will piece all of that information together in order to help #veterans and active duty military make the holistic transition from military service to civilian life. Hosted by Sherman Gillums, Jr., deputy executive director of Paralyzed Veterans of America, and sponsored by the University of San Diego, the webinar will help military veterans understand the multidimensional approach to a military-to-civilian transition.  
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Since its inception, Paralyzed Veterans of America’s mission has focused on being a partner for life to the #veterans it serves, including many of the thousands of veterans who find themselves #homeless on any given night.

“It pains me to see an underserved veteran,” said Heather Cherniak, an Iraq war veteran and national service officer in Paralyzed Veterans of America’s office in Brockton, Mass. “I think there’s nothing worse than someone who has served their country to be on the street.”
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#Veteran  Ryan and Carlos are inspiring and #UNSTOPPABLE

Have you seen Paralyzed Veterans of America's #UNSTOPPABLE ad in this year's Super Bowl program? We're thrilled to be a part of #SB49 and highlight our members who are truly #UNSTOPPABLE! www.pva.org/unstoppable 

Check out the ad on page 250 in the #SuperBowl program at this link: http://www.hozinc.com/sb49/.
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For more than 67 years, Paralyzed Veterans of America has been on a mission to change lives and build brighter futures for our seriously injured heroes—to empower these brave men and women with what they need to achieve the things they fought for: freedom and independence.

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 our 34 chapters represent thousands of veterans in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.