The Lone Star Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America received its charter in 1989 covering North Texas from our headquarters located in Garland, Texas. We closely follow the activities in the VA North Texas Health Care System Spinal Cord Center and its surrounding Clinics. Each year we donate equipment or money to meet specific needs for quality care for our SCI veterans.
The Lone Star Chapter is a member of the Paralyzed Veterans of America that was chartered by Congress in 1946. At the time of their charter there were approximately 1,200 members. After World War II and the discovery of penicillin, many spinal-cord injured veterans who had before died within hours or weeks of injury, were being saved. The life expectancy of a SCI veteran, even at the time, was only two years. The veteran faced those years with little or no accessibility to public places, inadequate follow-up health care and almost nonexistent prosthetics equipment. The organization was founded to correct these and many other problems faced by the SCI injured and diseased veteran.
Quality health care for its members and veterans
Ensure its members that they will receive education addressing their spinal cord injury or dysfunction.
Ensure its members get help in securing benefits as a result of their military service.
Ensure its members that their Civil rights and opportunities are met to maximize their independence.
To assist veterans and members in adaptive sports, recreation, and activities at all ability levels.
To enable LSPVA to continue to honor this commitment, we must recruit and retain members who have the experience, energy, dedication and passion necessary to help guide the organization and ensure adequate resources to sustain the programs essential for LSPVA to achieve its mission.
With your generous support, we provide our services free of charge for veterans with spinal cord injury and disease.