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Life After Paralysis is a blog that represents a variety of paralysis community members. It is a place for open conversation about the issues and the interests of people living with paralysis, their family, friends, caregivers, and the professionals that serve them.
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Category: Paralyzed Veterans of America Category
One of the incredible benefits of my role as a Reeve Foundation blogger is the amazing people I am privileged to interview. This month I spoke with the intrepid Angela Madsen; a Marine who, due to a service-related spinal cord injury compounded by a bureaucratic morass, was once a homeless veteran, living on the streets and sleeping in her wheelchair. Read More
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We are being called to action and that means every American. Senator Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has now held two meetings concerning the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
(CRPD) by the United States of America. The first was in Washington, DC on October 9th and the second meeting was held on October 24th in West Orange, New Jersey at the Kessler Foundation
. Both sessions addressed the issues for the stakeholders as well as what and how people can do to support the ratification. Read More
This was my fourth year attending the annual North Central Paralyzed Veterans of America fishing trip in Oacoma, SD (near Chamberlain) and this year I left with quite an adventure. My dad and everyone that is a part of this event look forward to this every year. A lot of times this is the only time we get out fishing throughout the year. Read More