Making a Difference with MPVA!
Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America (MPVA) has served Michigan since 1961, "making a difference" in the lives of veterans, their families, and the public. We are a leadership organization reaching out on behalf of our members (veterans with spinal cord injury or disorders), associate members, and all people with disabilities to provide the highest possible quality of life in Michigan.
MPVA Salute To Veterans Luncheon Gala
11:00-11:45 Registration & Refreshments
11:45-1:30 Luncheon & Program
46100 Grand River Ave.
Novi, MI 48375
It took Noah Currier all of six years to get out of his "funk." Six years after the traumatic accident that paralyzed him from the chest down, former Marine Cpl. Currier finally found the drive to get back into competitive sports—and has been "Oscar Mike" ("ON-THE-MOVE") ever since.
After joining the Marine Corps in 2000, Noah was among the first soldiers deployed to Afghanistan following the attacks of September 11. As a gunner for Charlie Company, he was subsequently deployed to Iraq in 2003 as part of the leading combat units, the "tip of the spear." He returned to Camp Pendleton after seven months in Iraq—days later, a trucker fell asleep at the wheel and Noah suffered a C-6 spinal cord injury.
Six years later Noah finally let go of the funk that was holding him back and, as he says, "became addicted" to sports. Thanks to friends at Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans), Noah regained his motivation to play competitive sports. Since then, Noah has been involved in weightlifting, rowing, skydiving, skiing and his personal favorites, rugby and hand cycling.
It's therefore appropriate that Noah would found a company named after the military term "Oscar Mike." Oscar Mike is a military apparel company that makes, designs, and prints its military-themed T-shirts and "hoodies" in the United States. The company officially launched on Veterans Day 2012.
Wheels Helping Warriors Vehicle Donation Program
In all situations, Paralyzed Veterans of America's Wheels Helping Warriors Vehicle Donation Program is a perfect outlet for your generosity. It's easy to donate. Be sure your title is on hand, fill out the online form at www.wheelshelpingwarriors.org or call 855-755-0782. Pickup will be scheduled free of charge and donors receive a tax deduction for the donation. Your support helps disabled veterans with the benefits, medical services, jobs, research and rehabilitation they need to get on the road to recovery and live full and productive lives!