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John Counsell

1945 – 2

Canadian Paraplegic Association (CPA) is founded by John Counsell, Arthur Hay, Joseph Wrangham, Jack Higman, Douglas Quirt, Edward Higginbottom and Andrew Clarke, a group of WWII veterans with spinal cord injuries. The first offices of this organization were located in Maple Leaf Gardens thanks to Conn Smythe. John Counsell advocated for the newly developed Department of Veteran Affairs to supply each returning WWII soldier with a spinal cord injury an Everest and Jennings wheelchair.

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