April is Paralyzed Veterans of America's Awareness Month. The Paralyzed Veterans of America is marking the 65th Anniversary of its founding in April by encouraging all Americans to take the time out of their busy schedules to honor and help empower our nation’s veterans with disabilities. With events and activities across the country and the theme "Changing Lives, Building Futures", Awareness Month highlights the unique challenges facing veterans with spinal cord injury and disease.
The organization was founded by a band of service members who came home from World War II with a spinal cord injury. They returned to a grateful nation, but also to a world with few solutions to the challenges they faced. They made a decision not just to live, but to live with dignity as contributors to society. They created Paralyzed Veterans of America, an organization dedicated to veterans service, medical research and civil rights for people with disabilities.
Today, the work continues to create an America where all veterans and people with disabilities, and their families, have everything they need to live full and productive lives. Paralyzed Veterans national office and our 34 chapters represent thousands of veterans in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Below is a list of the chapter in Florida:
Central Florida Chapter
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Florida Gulf Coast Chapter