Our San Diego firm’s spinal cord injury lawyers are encouraging you to join millions across America who are honoring and saluting paralyzed veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

As posted on the PR Newswire, April 11th through the 17th is Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Week.  The celebration marks the 64th year that the Paralyzed Veterans of America has promoted paralysis treatment and care for severely injured soldiers who returned from war without the use of their arms, legs, or both.

Celebrate Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Week, 2010

All across the country, events and gatherings are taking place with one theme in mind: Empowering Lives.  Paralyzed Veterans of America want this week to shed light on the idiosyncratic obstacles that veterans must live with after experiencing a spinal cord injury.

Mission: ABLE, a new campaign looking for the support of all Americans, will also be launched this week to help veterans living with paralysis lead fulfilling lives that they are owed due to their service for our country.  Professional organizations and companies are being asked to assist in finding care, benefits and jobs for paralyzed veterans.  The organization has 34 chapters that:

  • Make sure that all veterans and their families pay not a dime to use their services.
  • When 85% of veterans with severe disabilities are unemployed, they provide all the right tools for securing a good job.
  • Ensuring high quality military benefits while advocating for improvements in VA health care.
  • Studying and finding research money for new treatments and possible paralysis cure
  • Providing wheelchair sports and recreational activities, as well as promoting these physical activities.
  • Heading the campaign to make America more accessible to those who are differently-abled.

In 1946, a group of veterans who returned home from World War II  with spinal cord injuries, decided to not simply live with their paralysis, but to contribute to society despite their injuries.  Sixty-four years later, their vision of helping paralyzed veterans — all the way from World War II to the current military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan — get the assistance they need and a fulfilling life.

Our San Diego spinal cord injury lawyers hope that you take part in Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness week and if you want to find out more, you can visit Paralyzed Veterans or Mission: ABLE for more information on how you can get involved.

If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident and suffered a spinal cord injury or paralysis, we urge you to contact our bilingual offices as soon as possible following the accident at 1-858-551-2090 or please click here for a free consultation with an experienced paralysis lawyer in San Diego.  We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you owe us nothing until we recover money on your behalf.