TWC Interns Visit Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)

TWC Interns Visit Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)

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Maha Neouchy
April 03, 2012

TWC interns participating in the Veterans Civic Engagement Project attended an event at Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA).

 

Audience members were given the opportunity to hear from Sherman Gillums, Associative Executive Director of PVA. He suffered from a cervical spine injury in 2002, which unfortunately ended his military career at the ripe age of 29. Following his accident, Sherman received an honorable discharge from military service and has been pursuing a career in disabled veteran advocacy ever since. Sherman presented to students about a series of issues that face paralyzed veterans.

 

PVA Currently Works On

 

  • Fights for all veterans with disabilities
  • Advocates for the quality of veteran health care and decent veteran benefits
  • Pushes to make American a more accessible place to live
  • Empowers veterans with the tools they need to secure good careers
  • Invests in research to find new treatments and a cure for paralysis
  • Promotes and provides wheelchair sports and recreation activities

PVA is all about advocating for benefits, jobs, access and a cure!

 

[Find out how you can get involved with PVA]

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