Through his efforts, EPVA joined with local institutions, including the Mount Sinai Medical Center and the New York Medical College, to provide advanced methods of treatment to paralyzed veterans in the metropolitan area.
Through his leadership, EPVA once more joined with Paralyzed Veterans of America to build the PVA/EPVA Center for Neuroscience and Regeneration Research of Yale University, located at the West Haven VA Medical Center.
Pat went on to serve for seven more years as EPVA
service director and then five additional years in the same post for PVA Florida (PVAF) following his 1970 relocation to Florida.
The EPVA contingent, the largest among the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) regional chapters, will compete against approximately 500 other athletes from across the United States, Puerto Rico and Great Britain.
This event is just one of many activities the EPVA provides to its members and others with disabilities," said Bianco.