HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Video & Multimedia (Forum) » Vietnam vet dying because...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:06 PM

Vietnam vet dying because of VA redtape


http://www.change.org/petitions/veterans-affairs-approve-the-liver-transplant-of-vietnam-veteran-lucius-littlejohn?utm_source=action_alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=8513&alert_id=bDnApIdEdh_rZssYSOkdD

My father served in the United States Army in Vietnam from 1967-1969. While on duty, his platoon was directly sprayed by Agent Orange- an extremely toxic herbicide used by the United States military- which, 40 years later, caused his liver to fail. A liver transplant could save my father's life.

Duke University Hospital is ready to perform the transplant once they receive the necessary insurance money to pay for it. Unfortunately, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has been dragging their feet to approve the insurance benefits my father is entitled to as a veteran. The VA said that my father qualifies for the insurance over 2 years ago but little action has been taken. So now, my father is dying in Duke University Hospital while the VA takes their time in processing his paperwork.

A doctor in the VA has already told us that if we don't seek outside help, my father will soon die. He is only 62 years old and wants to watch his two grandchildren- Cody, 6, and Kenzie, 2- grow up. Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina is pushing the VA to approve the liver transplant for my father but we need more voices. Please add your voice to save the life of Lucius Littlejohn: a father, grandfather and United States war veteran.


&feature=player_embedded

9 replies, 1789 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 9 replies Author Time Post
Reply Vietnam vet dying because of VA redtape (Original post)
Omaha Steve Aug 2012 OP
russspeakeasy Aug 2012 #1
Worried senior Aug 2012 #2
riverwalker Aug 2012 #3
HereSince1628 Aug 2012 #4
The River Aug 2012 #5
glinda Aug 2012 #6
Dystopian Aug 2012 #7
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2012 #8
Katashi_itto Aug 2012 #9

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:25 PM

1. Done. Best wishes.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:36 PM

2. I signed the petition

I sure hope your father gets the help he needs.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:44 PM

3. done

and good luck to them.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:46 PM

4. Done.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:50 PM

5. Sending Good Vibes

for one of my brothers.

They told us the "war" is over!
Why do we keep having to fight?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:49 PM

6. Kick please

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:55 PM

7. Signed....

No words to express my feelings.


peace~

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:57 AM

8. K&R and signed!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:35 AM

9. Hell, this is normal. I and others have been fighting for disability pay for years.

Me personally, have been fighting for mine for decades. We have a saying about the VA. "Deny, Deny until you die..."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread