PVA National Vice President passes
Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) National President Bill Lawson announced that Vice President David Fowler passed away early this morning, February 18, 2014, with his wife, Marilo at his side.
Mr. Fowler lived with pride for 30 years post-injury and was an inspiration to everyone he encountered. He was a living example that life goes on after a spinal-cord injury and for Mr. Fowler; it was the beginning of an adventure.
“David's accomplishments would have put an able bodied individual to shame as he achieved whatever he sought to do… including, believe this or not, sky diving,” says Lawson. “David will be deeply missed by PVA's family.”
Mr. Fowler has been part of the PVA community and family for more than 30 years with positions at both the chapter and national levels for the past 23 years. During that time, he served on different committees; including PVA’s Field Advisory Committee.
Mr. Fowler was a proud Texan and served on the Houston Commission on People with Disabilities and the Texas Governor’s Committee of People with Disabilities. He also served on the United Airlines Accessible Travel Advisory Board and worked diligently to bring more awareness to the airline industry that serve people with spinal-cord injuries.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial endowment fund has been set up through the National Paralyzed Veterans of America. The David Fowler Memorial Endowment will assist in educating clinicians about spinal cord injury, researching better care and assisting Veterans with satisfying careers.
Memorial Donations can be sent do Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), David Fowler Memorial, 801 Eighteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20006-3517 (www.pva.org)