He was diagnosed with cancer in November of 2012. As we went along a year and a half journey battling with his cancer and never finding a cure or being in remission, the VA was giving my husband the run around. Wrong numbers, left messages never returned, etc.
By the time we went to a VA hospital it was too late and the doctors couldn’t do anything for him.
He was hospitalized from March 7th, 2014 until April 15th, 2014.
He suffered in pain, silently because after all he is a Marine! I watched my very fit and active husband decline with every chemo treatment, bloodwork, hospital stay, and test. He never complained. Only worried about me and our daughter.
We are still waiting for the VA to get back to us. It’s been a little more than 2 years now. I’m working with the DAV to get the approval. We aren’t asking for much. No amount of compensation will bring back a wonderful man loved by so many. It won’t bring back the father of my child and make my family whole again. I would like the US government to own up to a mistake. It’s too late for us, but maybe not for others.
I have many records and paper details. My husband, who also worked as a technical writer for the US Army, wrote a story about his journey. He was a very clever and witty man, so many stories have a bit of sarcasm.
My husband loved being in the Marines. He was proud of his country and loved his family. We all miss him so much.
I wish you luck and thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking this on. You and everyone else working for this cause will be in my prayers!