NEW YORK, NY, January 10, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Isaac Toussie is helping wounded veterans regain their independence with critical support for Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). The nonprofit organization has been a leader in empowering vets with serious injuries for over 67 years.
With services that range from career planning to caregiving, PVA is helping returning soldiers regain their independence. PVA's direct services and legislative efforts drew the attention of Philanthropist Isaac Toussie, who is a supporter of advancements in traumatic injury care at Cornell Medical College.
Similarly, PVA is at the forefront in advocating progress for treatment of spinal cord injuries and dysfunction.
Donations from private sources provide funding for a slew of veteran services. This private support allows PVA to provide veterans' with care, while working with Congress to further benefits for military members.
Aside from wounded veterans, PVA aims to remove barriers for all people with disabilities, according to the organization's website. The efforts include career training and job placement, which can be problematic for many disabled veterans.
Legislation surrounding the level of VA benefits available is becoming hotly debated. Beyond physical injuries, increasing numbers of veterans are returning with PTSD and depression, according to truthout.org, a social justice site.
Such factors make social and economic integration more difficult. PVA aims to increase the access and ease that military members can receive needed Veteran's Administration (VA) benefits. Support from donors such as Isaac Toussie allows the PVA to maintain services, while working with Congress for legislative change.
Services from Paralyzed Veterans of America run the gamut. Adaptive sports that help regain motor skills and provide camaraderie are also featured. The annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games spotlight how veterans with serious injuries can excel in sports.
For more information about Paralyzed Veterans of America, please visit: http://www.pva.org
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