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    A complete or partial loss of controlled movement caused by the inability to contract one or more muscles. Paralysis may be temporary or permanent; can result from numerous causes including brain, muscle or peripheral nerve disorders, injury, disease or the toxic effects of some drugs or metals; and can affect a range of muscles from a small facial muscle to many of the major muscles in the body. Loss of feeling in the affected areas may accompany the inability to move.

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    Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation-Gift of LifeTo promote the health and well-being of people living with spinal cord injuries, mobility impairments and paralysis by providing information, education and referral services. Quality of Life grants program awards grants to non-profit organizations that provide services to individuals with paralysis. Also supports research to develop treatments and cures for spinal cord injuries. Christopher and Dana Reeve FoundationChristopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
    Paralyzed Veterans of AmericaWorks to maximize the quality of life for veterans and all people with spinal cord injury/dysfunction by advocating for health care, spinal cord injury/dysfunction research and education, veterans' benefits and rights, sports programs, disability rights and accessibility and removal of architectural barriers. Pennsylvania Service Office 5000 Wissahickon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144Paralyzed Veterans of AmericaParalyzed Veterans of America
    Paralyzed Veterans of America - Operation PAVEOperation PAVE (Paving Access for Veterans Employment is a Paralyzed Veterans of America's vocational rehabilitation program, supports America’s paralyzed veterans in their search for good jobs and meaningful careers while helping employers strengthen their workforce with hard-working, gifted employees. Many of America’s 44,000 paralyzed veterans are unemployed. Research and clinical studies have shown that providing an individual with a vocational focus is critical to their successful transition to living with paralysis. Access to education and career opportunities is essential to boost quality of life, reduce chronic health issues and improve the financial stability of veterans and their families. Traditional vocational rehabilitation models have been ineffective in preparing our nation’s paralyzed and disabled veterans to reenter the workforce and remain there. That’s why Paralyzed Veterans’ is working to overcome the vocational challenges that face veterans living with spinal cord injuries, and all persons with disabilities, at our six vocational rehabilitation centers located across the country. At each, PAVE counselors work hand-in-hand with the veteran, medical staff, PVA’s national service officers and physical therapists to:
    • Explore career options early on in a paralyzed veteran’s medical rehabilitation,
    • Assist veterans to find the appropriate educational opportunities, job training, skill improvements, etc.,
    • Connect veterans to a network of hiring employers.
    Paralyzed Veterans of AmericaParalyzed Veterans of America
    Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Disabled Veterans Real Estate Tax Exemption ProgramProvides real estate tax exemption for any honorably discharged veteran who is 100% disabled, a resident of the Commonwealth and has a financial need.LebanonPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
    Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Paralyzed Veterans PensionProvides eligible paralyzed veterans a pension of $150.00 per month.LebanonPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs

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