I am SICK of how our Veterans Administration (VA) is treating our Veterans! U.S. Air Force Veteran, David Brayton, has 2 options: Double lung transplant OR die. It’s that simple. Yet the VA has this family jumping thru hoops for well over a year (I don’t even know how long). Now they’re telling them they have to MOVE to Seattle (from Los Angeles) to even get ON a transplant list (and who knows how long it will be before they actually get a match!) UCLA is around the corner and can handle the surgery. So WHY HASN’T THE VA AUTHORIZED IT???
The stress of caring for a disabled, terminally ill family member is more than most can bear. Forcing them to move to another state in order to MAYBE get the necessary surgery is unconscionable! And to do it to one of our VETS is just PURE EVIL!
These people are personal friends of ours. There are times when David is so physically not well that they can’t even make the 45-minute drive to the VA for doctor visits. Yet, the VA is going to FORCE him to do a medical air transport for “more tests”?? His condition is so severe and concentrated oxygen requirement is SO HIGH that commercial airlines will not allow him to travel! I would be one thing if the medical transport was going to wisk him into life-saving surgery. But it’s NOT. It’s going to take him up for tests, then add him to the transplant list, then wait… until there’s a match… in a hotel room. Are you kidding me?!?!
Folks… this is what government-run “healthcare” looks like.