I served in 2006/2007 in Afghanistan. I had a parasite crawl into me as a result of sleeping in the dirt for months. It ate away at my arm for the duration of the tour until I returned home. I was treated for the parasite with a drug called sodium-stibogluconate, which suppressed my immune system to defeat the bug. My parasite is gone but my immune system has attacked my kidneys since. Veterans affairs denied my claim about the kidneys and gave me $1200 (or so, it was a while ago) for the scar that the parasite left behind. Some help that money is 5 years later as I am now facing more chemotherapy to fix my kidneys. Thanks VA.
Posted November 25, 2012 02:43 PM
Just another example of the Harper Governments regressive, disingenuous, and manipulative policy mindset. Its bad enough that we so easily sacrifice our finest citizens combating a distant foreign threat to democracy; even more tragic that the government who put them in harm's way, chooses to cynically and callously undercut their established benefits. They denigrate and devalue the heroic contribution's made by our nation's finest. SHAME!
Posted November 6, 2012 06:55 AM