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Adaptive Sports and the PVA

Robert Satterwhite now enjoys outdoor activities such as trap shooting thanks to PVA's adaptive sports programs. Photo courtesy PVA. By Brittany Ballenstedt Adaptive Sports Helped Paralyzed Veteran Robert Satterwhite Get Back to an Active Lifestyle For Robert Satterwhite, the drive to enter the U.S. Army in the 1970s stemmed from a desire to do something […]

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AM 570 FOX Sports Los Angeles PVA Radiothon

By PN Staff AM 570 FOX Sports Los Angeles to honor U.S. military veterans during the 2012 PVA Radiothon In an effort to pay tribute to the men and women who have fought for our country, and give back to those who have incurred a catastrophic injury, AM 570 FOX Sports Los Angeles will honor […]

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PVA New Leadership

New leadership announced at the PVA National Convention David Zurfluh was elected PVA National President during the 71st PVA Convention. (Photo by Jonathan Franklin). Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) this week appointed immediate past national senior vice president to hold the organization’s highest elected office, its national president. David Zurfluh, a native of Washington State, has […]

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Sports Spotlight – Lance Weir

One Marine veteran’s dream to compete in the Paralympics Marine Corps Reservist veteran Lance Weir had no idea that a life-changing injury in 1993 would one day instill in him a dream to compete in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil. That dream is now within his reach, and Lance believes he would have never […]

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PVA at Invictus Games

United States Vice President Joe Biden presents PVA Florida Gulf Coast member Sualauvi “Sua” Tuimaleali’ifano a gold medal for his part in leading Team USA to victory over Denmark at the 2016 Invictus Games. Photo Christopher DiVirgilio. By Christopher DiVirgilio Paralyzed Veterans of America members helped push rugby Team USA to gold The Paralyzed Veterans […]

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PVA at the Invictus Games: Henry Sawyer

Photo from Invictus Game website By Audrey Nissen A brief look at 2016 Invictus Games competitor Henry Sawyer As a kid, Henry Sawyer loved to play football. In fact, he eventually made it onto a semi-pro team in Jacksonville, Fla., before being injured while taking a tackle one fateful day. That day changed his life, […]

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PVA at the Invictus Games: Sualauvi

Photo from Sualauvi Tuimaleali'ifano By Christopher Di Virgilio A brief look at 2016 Invictus Games competitor Sualauvi "Sua" Tuimaleali'ifano Despite being told he’d never walk again, U.S. Army veteran and Paralyzed Veterans of America Florida Gulf Coast chapter member Sualauvi “Sua” Tuimaleali’ifano will be representing Team USA at the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, Fla. […]

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PVA at the Invictus Games: Jesse Graham

Profile photo of Jesse Graham from Air Force Warriors 2015 By Audrey Nissen A brief look at the 2016 Invictus Games competitor Jesse Graham Air Force Master Sergeant Jesse Graham began to find hope after his spinal-cord injury the moment he discovered adaptive sports. The injury, a result of a snowboarding accident that left Graham a […]

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PVA and the ADA

By Brittany Ballenstedt PVA president reflects on 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) National President Al Kovach has never lived a day post-injury without knowing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – the landmark law that celebrates its 25th anniversary on July 26, 2015. But that does not […]

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