As we celebrate America’s Independence Day, we also salute our troops and thank veterans for their service. We also recognize that disabled veterans need to know what resources are available to them so they can get the support they need and deserve. In fact, there are many resources available for veterans with spinal cord injury:
The Reeve Foundation has a great Military and Veterans Program (MVP). They help our service men and women, whether they are paralyzed through combat related, service related, or non-service related events. You can ask the MVP experts a question by calling 866-962-8387, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern, or anytime by emailing [email protected].
Paralyzed Veterans of America provides updates on research and education for spinal cord injury, a great list of mobility resources, employment resources and more at www.pva.org.
The U.S. Department of Defense has a Warrior Care division with many available resources as well, including caregiver resources and adaptive sports programs for Vets. Warrior Care has an annual event, Warrior Games, featuring multiple sporting events with athletes representing teams from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and U.S. Special Operations Command and British Armed Forces. For more information please click here to visit the site.
Operation Rise and Conquer is another great military program through the Adaptive Sports Center in Crested Butte, Colorado. The center provides high-quality adventure activities for military service personnel, helping to empower and inspire wounded soldiers and veterans to regain confidence and trust in themselves and others.
We wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July, and we thank our veterans for their service.