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Arger68 Donating Member (562 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:24 PM
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He's in the Army now - man enlists for healthcare for his wife
Edited on Mon Oct-19-09 03:37 PM by Arger68
with ovarian cancer.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/64677772.html

56 days . . . 55 days . . . 54 days . . .

Chelsea Caudle began signing her text messages this summer with a countdown. At 14 years old, she knew no better way to express what was coming. Day Zero was to be Oct. 7, the day Dad left for Army basic training in Fort Jackson, S.C. He was moving 950 miles from their home in Watertown, 950 miles from Mom.

He was leaving, even though Mom was sick with ovarian cancer. Even though he had been at her side through two long, miserable rounds of chemotherapy. Even though she now faced the likelihood of a third.

In fact, Dad was leaving because Mom was sick.

Edited to add: I just read some of the comments on that site - there are some sick people out there, bitching about him getting her "treatment on the taxpayer dollar". Ugh!
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Sabriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:27 PM
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1. Another reason not to have health care for all
Where would we get our "volunteer" army?
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Arger68 Donating Member (562 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:30 PM
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2. Excellent point - I wonder how many
of our current military enlisted (or re-enlisted) just to get healthcare.
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