A Hero of the Greatest Generation
It didn't take long for Bob to start over...
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Helping Others to Achieve
Brian felt lost, alone, and didn’t know what to do next…
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One Vision, One Team, One Fight
Lonnie's strength and joy come from those who haven’t yet experienced...
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A Shining Light of Inspiration
Paul continually guides his colleagues out of the darkness and into the light...
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Rising to the Challenge
Ken epitomizes BVA’s mission...
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Gaining New Vision
Steve found purpose and fulfillment in life again...
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Living the Army Values
Eric inspires his fellow blinded veterans...
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Never Leaving Anyone Behind
Monaca champions women veterans initiatives via her...
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Blinded Veterans Association Expands Criteria for Organization Membership

Any person having honorably served, or currently serving in the Armed Forces of the United States, qualifying for Department of Veterans Affairs Blind Rehabilitation Service is now eligible for membership in BVA…


Following Brief Hiatus, Virtual Dog Handler Sessions to Reconvene

All past, present, and future dog handlers among BVA’s blind and low vision veterans are encouraged to join this Tuesday’s (September 19) session via Zoom at 4:00pm Eastern Time. The session’s agenda includes a post-convention report, an announcement of new group members, and the administering of Narcan to dogs and cats.  The meeting is open to all veterans with sight loss who are interested in topics and issues associated with guide dogs.  Attendance at previous

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HVAC Chairman Mike Bost Extends Congratulations and Welcome to Paul Mimms

House Committee on Veterans Affairs (HVAC) Chairman Mike Bost (R-IL-12) officially recognized Paul Mimms on his election as Blinded Veterans Association National President in a letter addressed to him dated September 12, 2023. Chairman Bost thanked Paul for his service on active duty and his continued advocacy on behalf of fellow blind and low vision veterans who have also answered the call to serve.   “This is no small task, but I know that because

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Kansas City BROS Returns Appreciation 

Samantha Hance, Blind Rehabilitation Outpatient Specialist at the Kansas City, Missouri, VA Medical Center, recently expressed gratitude in return to BVA and veterans with sight loss for the Certificate of Appreciation presented to her at the 78th National Convention.  “It is with sincere gratitude I offer my appreciation of recognition at the BVA Conference this past week. I have worked at the Kansas City VA Medical Center for nearly 13 years as an Intern and

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Whole Health Theme for September Emphasizes Integrative Approaches

VA’s Whole Health content focuses in September on both conventional and Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) treatments—and how the two approaches converge. The tools provided will help BVA members and their families share how CIH, along with conventional treatments, results in better outcomes for veteran health and well-being.  More than 40 years ago, U.S. Army Veteran Dr. Norman Gallimore suffered a stroke that affected his appearance. He credits a Whole Health CIH treatment known as

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