The description of Paralyzed Veterans of America. AppParalyzed Veterans of America (PVA) was established in 1946 by a band of World War II veterans who suffered devastating spinal cord injuries, and returned home to a country with few solutions to the unique challenges they faced. Today, PVA serves more than 18,000 veterans, plus their members and caregivers, and provides access and support for them to find quality health care, the benefits they’ve earned, and jobs that will sustain them. Through its 33 chapters across the nation, as well as one in Puerto Rico, and its 72 offices, the organization advocates for its veteran members and all Americans living with spinal cord injury or disease. Use the app to discover more about PVA’s work, view upcoming events, and connect with veterans and staff.