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As the nation recognizes National Volunteer Week – an effort aimed at inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to serve their communities – Neal hopes his story will inspire others to find ways to give back, particularly to Paralyzed Veterans of America.

“I would welcome anyone to get involved with Paralyzed Veterans or come out and see some of the events,” he says.   #NVW2015  
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Paralyzed Veterans of America and UnitedHealth Group recently collaborated to put together recommendations that promote the hiring of #veterans in the health sector. These recommendations are contained in a new joint policy paper titled "Converging Lines: Veterans, Health Care, and Jobs." The paper focuses on resolving veterans and caregiver unemployment by promoting increased hiring in health sector occupations, clinical and nonclinical. +UnitedHealth Group Careers 
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Over the past year Paralyzed Veterans of America provided benefits, health advocacy, employment and rehabilitation assistance to more than 60,000 veterans and their families nationwide. The veterans service organization also secured more than $290 million in new benefit awards from the +U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs for #veterans last year.

These and other accomplishments are detailed in Paralyzed Veterans newly released 2014 Annual Report—A Lifetime of Service.
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A multi-disciplinary team of scientists have developed a handheld probe that combines a variety of analytical tools, including motion analysis, thermal profiling, image classification/segmentation, 3-D object reconstruction and vapor detection, all of which can help caregivers to assess and monitor the progression of pressure ulcers, one of the most common associated conditions for individuals with spinal cord injury.
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As the nation and Paralyzed Veterans of America recognizes National Volunteer Week, Dick Brown recognizes the positive impact volunteering for Paralyzed Veterans can have not only on the organization and veterans it serves but also on the volunteer. ‪#NVW2015 

“It’s a reality check when you have these young ‪#‎veterans‬ who are paralyzed or missing limbs and yet they have a smile on their face,” Dick says. “And I question what I have to complain or worry about.”

Thank you, Dick, for volunteering for our veterans!
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+DeptVetAffairs  Occupational Therapist Amanda Curry remembers the joy of seeing a patient – a 22-year-old combat-wounded paralyzed veteran – driving a sports car.

The veteran, who was paralyzed as a result of multiple gunshot wounds in Afghanistan, was trained by Curry and a team of therapists and clinicians at the VA Medical Center in Brockton, MA, to operate not only a manual wheelchair but a sports car he can drive using hand controls. #veterans  
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Paralyzed Veterans of America joined with leading neurologists and clinicians from across the world in Budapest, Hungary, March 26-28, 2015, to discuss new research and treatments for conditions like multiple sclerosis (#MS) or traumatic brain injury (#TBI).
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Army veteran Tammie Gillums had no idea how much her caregiving role to her husband was appreciated until she heard about it from a complete stranger.
 
It wasn’t as if her husband, paralyzed Marine Corps veteran Sherman Gillums, Jr., deputy executive director of Paralyzed Veterans of America, never personally expressed his appreciation. But Tammie had no idea of the extent to which Sherman expressed that gratitude to others.

“Just recently, I met another caregiver through Facebook who said that my husband always talks about me and appreciates how well I take care of him,” Tammie says. “To hear that from someone I didn’t even know was validation that my caregiving role is appreciated.” #caregiver #veterans 
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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.