Today I was contacted by: @AtlantaVAMC patent advocate @AtlantaVAMC Ear Director
Newnan Clinic Medical Director
Reps from both GA Senators
Reps from 2 GA Congressmen @IndyFund
And a few friends and strangers asking to help in response to my viral tweets
Everyone who contacted me was very professional, most were sincere in their offer to help and concern over my experience. But... here’s what you all need to understand.. I’m one veteran.
I moved back to Georgia in Sept ‘16. I’ve been trying to set up my primary health care with the Newnan, GA VA since January ‘17. Upon my first visit(May ‘17). After having my height and weight measure while wearing my prosthetics (not very accurate) I was asked questions like
After a 5hr wait I was turned away form @AtlantaVAMC at 2:30am this morning without treatment or explaination. Here’s what happened..
I had been seeing a civilian doctor for about a year here near my home and work in Newnan, GA. He sees me monthly and proscribed a very moderate amount of pain medication. (I’m incredibly healthy and active).
In January he informed me he could no longer accept Medicare or TriCare. (A business decision he had to make and I understand why). I began the process of moving my treatment to @DeptVetAffairs at that time.
My first college was @UMUC (nice enough people). I worked my ass off to make a good grade. I started taking courses in October, 2 months after losing my legs in August that same year. One of my arms was blown up and
The other was in a cast. I used an electric wheelchair with a joy stick to get to classes on base and spoke my notes and papers into my laptop. Was so excited to do something no one in my family had ever done, go to college!
After a year they moved our classes from Walter Reed to @UofMaryland college park. I did therapy 7am-9am at Bethesda, drove to The Hill to work at @HouseVetAffairs and then over to class 6pm-10pm 3 day’s a week.. I wanted it!
Thread: let me explain to you his background checks currently work and why “Universal background checks will be virtually ineffective in prevention. Currently, if you purchase a firearm from a manufacturer or dealer you have a submit a federal background check...
The ONLY transactions waivered from the “brady handgun violence prevention act of 1993” are private citizen to private citizen. This includes family inheritance, gifts, private sell. Proposed “universal background checks” would revoke that waiver and require the BHVP act over...
All gun transactions. Meaning that when a person who owns a gun sells that gun they’d have to require the purchaser submit background check. The problem here is that such a law is virtually impossible to enforce unless you also create a national and retroactive gun registry.
When I was 12 my dad, a brick mason, hired a Mexican man named Acel to work manual labor for him. He was colleg educated and spoke English fluently. A month later he brought his 1/2 brother Ismael to the job and asked if he could work too. My dad obliged.
Ismael didn’t speak English. He was a recent border crosser. The two men worked circles around the other guys and I spent the entire summer learning Spanish. I also learned that A only worked manual labor job so he could work with his brother and translate for him.
These two men we honest, hard working human beings trying to provide for their families. Their families were back in Mexico. They sent most of their money back to Mexico. They didn’t pay any federal taxes because my dad didn’t claim them as workers. All were breaking the law