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INSANITY! VA Forces Terminally Ill Disabled Veteran to Move to Another State

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.

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One comment

  1. This is certainly proof that politicians on both sides of the aisle are well aware of the VA problems…..and they are the experts at emitting hot air via lip service. (with little or no shame) HOW DARE THEM !!!?? Rather than taking available and effective action, they shoved it to the back burner….allowing our veterans to suffer and DIE. (To me) it is the equal to being the accomplish to at least MANSLAUGHTER and deserves the same consequences with the same compassion they show for our Veterans. Wrong is wrong until it is righted….or becomes evil.

    I realize it is a huge problem and a difficult one. Yet, that does not justify a total lack of action.
    Big declarations with tiny droplets of follow through are useless. Where human hero’s lives are concerned there should be no ‘hearings’ or delays in using a sharp knife to immediately slice off the offenders….starting at the very top!!

    People like David are the reason we live as we do and I am eternally grateful ….He and his family will be directly in our prayers.

    Thank you for helping keep this in the public eye

    fyi while I was writing this comment, his picture was somehow deleted

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