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Meet Jimmy May

Board Member


Jimmy May

A 66-year-old disabled veteran of the Vietnam era. This December, Mr. May will have been in a wheelchair for 48 years. Mr. May was injured in Vietnam on December 1, 1968. At the time, he was in the Army serving with “The Big Red I” Infantry Division. While serving he received a Purple Heart, the Army Accommodation Medal, and other medals. Mr. May is past president of the Independent Wheelchair Athletic Association. He has been involved with Independent Wheels since 1974, and has served as president on and off for over 27 of those years. Mr. May is very much involved in wheelchair sports. One accomplishment of which Jimmy is very proud is that he is the only veteran who has attended the National Veteran’s Wheelchair Games for 35 out of the 36 years of the existence of the Games. He also serves as coach of the Richmond Rimriders wheelchair basketball team. Mr. May bowls on the Sitting Ducks Plus bowling league .Mr. May lives in Midlothian, VA with his wife of 46 years, Sue. Mr. May enjoys spending time in Urbanna camping, fishing with wife Sue. Sue is a stylist and owner of Sue's Hair Care for Seniors. He has two sons, Troy and Kevin, and two grandchildren, Savannah and Zachary. Troy is a deputy for the Goochland County Virginia Sheriff’s Department and Kevin works for Hunter Construction. Mr. May is a life member of the local chapters PVA, DAV, VFW and Sportable. He is currently serving on the Mid-Atlantic Chapter’s Board of Directors as Vice President, he is the Chapter’s Sports and Recreation Director and Special Development Committee. He enjoy volunteering his time and services in helping all Veterans.

Mr. May would very much like your vote to continue serving the paralyzed veterans of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of PVA.