Who are Caregivers?

Who are Caregivers? Caregivers are the people who rise to the challenge when a loved one has a need that they cannot accomplish without help. Everyone associated with BVA has some degree of relationship with this concept. Remember when that “jerk in the little white coat said ‘you’re done!’” Then VA sent a letter to the state and medically revoked your driver’s license. Finally, you had to go back to your family and friends and, […]

Blinded Veterans: Always rising to the challenge.

Blinded Veterans: Always rising to the challenge How many times have you heard that you amaze people with what you can do while being blind? How about the statement that they couldn’t do it? Sometimes you may have felt this way about yourself but then you realize that, at the end of the day, you can’t take off the nightshades. Yeah, it’s a challenge.At some point in our lives, somebody told us we were blind […]

Ken Horn: Rising to New Challenges through Operation Peer Support

Ken Horn: Rising to New Challenges through Operation Peer Support When Lieutenant Colonel Kennan “Ken” Horn (Ret.) was first nominated in January 2017 to receive the most prestigious annual award of the Blinded Veterans Association, he knew next to nothing about the award and perhaps even less about a group of veterans he would soon thereafter champion and with whom he would become a significant player. Nor did the native Oklahoman realize that he had […]

Blinded Veterans Laud Bipartisan House Approval of Key Veterans Employment Legislation

Blinded Veterans Laud Bipartisan House Approval of Key Veterans Employment Legislation (Alexandria, Virginia) The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) today praised the bipartisan effort to pass by unanimous consent H.R. 4920, “The VA Contracting Preference Consistency Act,” legislation that will significantly enhance the lives of America’s blinded veterans for years to come. The bill has already passed the full Senate and moves to the White House for Presidential signature. READ MORE