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Living (and Thriving) with Spinal Cord Injuries

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Spinal cord injuries (SCI) and disorders affect more than a quarter of a million Americans each year, making knowledge and awareness about these conditions more important than ever. Keep reading to learn more about different spinal cord injuries,…
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Adaptive and Accessible Wintertime Activities

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Adaptive and Accessible Wintertime Activities The colder months have a tendency to leave us feeling sluggish and craving extended naps. Although getting enough sleep is important for all of us, keeping our bodies and minds active, especially…
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NMEDA Members Contribute to Truck Giveaway for Veteran

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Veterans with disabilities know the special significance of November 11—Veterans Day, which honors veterans of all wars for their patriotism and willingness to serve in the military and sacrifice for our country. At NMEDA, we know a significant…
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NMEDA Honored at PVA’s 2018 Mission: ABLE Awards

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Last week, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Robert Wilkie, joined Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) in honoring three companies at the Mission: ABLE Awards for their leadership and efforts to expand the rights of individuals…
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38th Annual Veterans Wheelchair Games Commence

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Military service veterans who use wheelchairs don’t just watch sports – they’re part of the action! They enjoy competitive events including basketball, softball, swimming, cycling, lifting, trap shooting, and more. These sports and others…
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March 29 is National Vietnam War Veterans Day

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Across the nation, Americans are uniting to thank and honor Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice. On March 29, America will observe National Vietnam War Veterans Day. This special day was added to our national…
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What Financial Options are Available for Veterans with Disabilities?

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Purchasing a wheelchair van or having your own vehicle modified for your disabilities is costly. To help our veterans and service members with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers financial assistance to purchase a new…
Disabled Veteran Benefits by State

Disabled Veteran Benefits by State

NMEDA celebrates the passage of the Veterans Mobility Safety Act and recognizes disabled servicemen and women who have proudly served our country over the years. Once your tour is done, and the transition back to civilian life begins, it helps…
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31 Veterans to Represent the U.S. in the Paralympics

It was recently announced that 31 veterans from across the country have been selected to represent the United States in the Paralympics, starting September 7, in Rio de Janeiro. Each athlete has persevered in the face of tremendous adversity;…
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Heroes Make History at National Veterans Wheelchair Games

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Heroes Make History at National Veterans Wheelchair Games Each year, hundreds of athletes come together to celebrate the largest annual wheelchair sports event in the world – the National Veterans Wheelchair Games. For the 34th time, the…