Category: VA and Veterans

Homeless with PTSD

Like a rat in a hole I recently met a gentleman at the Lake Baldwin VA Medical Center in Orlando, Florida. He was disheveled and appeared annoyed.  The man was muttering to himself a little too loud. I sat down beside him and asked if I could help. “Why do you want to talk to

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My Emergency Experience at the VA

Thank you Orlando VAMC at Lake Nona My emergency experience at the VA in Lake Nona on Friday, 9 August 2019 can be defined by the following memorable words: scary, innovative, fast, quality, stroke, clot-busting, no-stroke, headache, oxygen. It was an experience, but a good one. I was sitting on my couch on Friday watching

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Veteran Suicide

Paul Drogos 15 April 2019 Suicide feels like an oxymoron until it hits you in the face The Department of Veterans Affairs has made suicide its’ number one clinical priority with the goal to eliminate suicide among veterans.  At a conference on 10 July 2019, held by the Manchester VA Medical Center in New England,

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Rating Process for VA is no Fun

Rating Process No Fun I have been busy for the past three weeks putting together a “Personal Statement for the VA” to submit to the Veterans Administration, along with the paperwork the PVA is going to submit on my behalf.  Upon finishing, the Personal Statement, it became clear that I have a lot of well

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No Veteran should go hungry

We need to work harder to set the table for everyone Being hungry is a terrible feeling I have always held on tight to the words, “Home is where the heart is.” In the past several years, my view has changed. I have found too many Veterans wonder why they have no home to rest

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