Courtney Hathaway Brimacombe

I am 35 and was diagnosed with Mulitple Sclerosis almost three years ago. My father was in vietnam and was exposed to AO. In doing research, I am begining to find several folks with MS did in fact have a parent that served during vietman. My father has health issues as well and is in the process of filing the paperwork with the VA to hopefully receive some benefits. I was going to see if there was assistance for children of vets who have illnesses such as MS, but I am starting to find it may...

I am 35 and was diagnosed with Mulitple Sclerosis almost three years ago. My father was in vietnam and was exposed to AO. In doing research, I am begining to find several folks with MS did in fact have a parent that served during vietman. My father has health issues as well and is in the process of filing the paperwork with the VA to hopefully receive some benefits. I was going to see if there was assistance for children of vets who have illnesses such as MS, but I am starting to find it may not be as easy as I thought. Seems many folks claim's are being denied. Anyone else try and file a claim as a child of a vet?

Dee Dee Larime
Dee Dee Larime
  • Courtney Hathaway Brimacombe

I am in the process but wasn't given much hope. I have four siblings . We were all directly exposed in Eglin AFB in Florida & Ramey AFB IN Puerto Rico . Three grand children In the second generation have multiple autoimmune diseases . In the third generation from my father are two grandsons with developmental. Delays cardiac defects. Cranial defects , defects in the genitourinary tract & autism. So in total 10 of our family members are extremely sick from 3 generations my father's...

I am in the process but wasn't given much hope. I have four siblings . We were all directly exposed in Eglin AFB in Florida & Ramey AFB IN Puerto Rico . Three grand children In the second generation have multiple autoimmune diseases . In the third generation from my father are two grandsons with developmental. Delays cardiac defects. Cranial defects , defects in the genitourinary tract & autism. So in total 10 of our family members are extremely sick from 3 generations my father's children, grandchildren & great grandchildren. My father lost his battle with prostatec

Dee Dee Larime
Dee Dee Larime
  • Dee Dee Larime

Finishing the comment, prostate cancer, Amyloidosis, Ischemic heart Disease requiring a pacemakers. He lost his battle & died of cardiopuonary arrest January 2011. My Mother is sick , I pray we don't lose her before a decision is made . Today is 9 19-2014 congresses passed a bill for research studies I family descendant ov Vietnam Nam Vets. Please every one contact your Congressmen for help to get this moving! B.

Kelly McGreevy
Kelly McGreevy

This is a great program and I would support it any way I can !

Gary Barber
Gary Barber

I am a in country VietNam Vet with 2 daughters one born before my tour and one after the one after has issues viloent eppasodesshe has two boys one 21 one 5 years both have viloent eppasodes i have them too possibly from agent orange or one of the dozens of defoliants they used

Toni Sheppard
Toni Sheppard

Dear Lord, Please help make this "Cause" to happen during our life to assure of our future, disabled children to live happier and better lives because of your unconditional love for them. Amen.

Jennifer Hooker
Jennifer Hooker

My dad is a Vietnam vet and my son was born with medical and mental issues. Since attending an agent orange town hall meeting I now wonder was it actually agent orange that caused his issues. The government needs to stand up and be accountable for our vets as well as our children.

Poet-Elizabeth Lynn Welch

i am a veteran who served in korea and we need all the help for our veterans we can get. I am a breast cancer advocate because i would not allow my cancer to take me out! Being in the military gave me the drive and determination to never quit! There is no excuse not to be helping our soldiers who our fighting for Your freedom. Getting there body parts blown off for you and we can spend money and bullshit programs but we cant take care of our men and women like me who on their free will chose...

i am a veteran who served in korea and we need all the help for our veterans we can get. I am a breast cancer advocate because i would not allow my cancer to take me out! Being in the military gave me the drive and determination to never quit! There is no excuse not to be helping our soldiers who our fighting for Your freedom. Getting there body parts blown off for you and we can spend money and bullshit programs but we cant take care of our men and women like me who on their free will chose to serve and protect to very lawmakers who are basically deciding not to help them why they sleep very comfortably in there million dollar homes while a good majority of our vets are homeless! Wake the hell up you better hope people in congress and in the senate it doesnt happen to one of your kids. I was a reseacher a one of the finest research hospitals in NE in I was diagnosed with Stage 3B Breast Cancer with 14 lymph Nodes also being positive with cancer. This is a very bad cancer. I had to quit my job and go on medicaid. Because the chemotherapy treatments are 45,000. Per treatment. I had 16 total and 36 radiation treatments. Plus reconstuction surgery . So far the bill is over 8 million dollars at least. My point is this people arent numbers they are human beings and they need to start being treated like people so start doing your part.

Dennis Mitchell
Dennis Mitchell

My husband was Vietnam Vet!! Agent Orange, to diabetic, to pancreatic cancer, passed 4-6-12!!!!!!! I am signing this Shirley Mitchell

Joseph Armstrong
Joseph Armstrong

What kills me the most is I give lectures here in Maine about Agent Orange and the effects it has on veterans and their families and I can't get one no not one of the veterans organizations like the VFW, AMvets, Legio or DAV to have me come in and present my lecture to there members. And I do this for FREE. What is wrong with everyone this has been and is still killing us today as well as our children and grand children!

Sukie Wachtendonk
Sukie Wachtendonk
  • Joseph Armstrong

This has been my experience as well, Joseph. 35 Years of Speaking, Legislation, & Community Education on A.O. and the problems we face daily with Re Exposure to 2,4-D, Round Up, GMO's, etc...Americans Do Not want to know. They are unwilling to believe that the Gov't. would allow this to happen to Vets and Families. Or to American Citizens....The Sleepers Must Awaken!

Agent Orange Legacy
Agent Orange Legacy
  • Joseph Armstrong

Love to hook up with you Joesph...my daughter and I have founded Agent Orange Legacy and we live in Maine.

Anonymous
Anonymous
  • Joseph Armstrong

What I've noticed in presenting the research I've done on A.O. is many people replying with "All is fair in war" type of attitude. I've had numerous people express that attitude in the Q&A session but also mention their concern that our Veterans are not taken care of. I've also noticed the attitude of "what is done is done" and "it happened a long time ago" I try to stress to them that though it originally happened years ago....it is STILL very prevalent and continues to victimize in the present!!

Jeff Worthen
Jeff Worthen
  • Joseph Armstrong

Joe you need to contact the VAOIG in Washington DC to file a complaint against your reps up there. First of all, never go to the regional office. They are in conspiracy with the Gov't and hope we will just die off. Fight for what you deserve. The number my friend and others reading this, and do copy it down and repost it over and over 1-800-488-8244. This number by passes are BS recordings. They will ask you what you complaint is. Tell them and don't them belittle you. I deal them...

Joe you need to contact the VAOIG in Washington DC to file a complaint against your reps up there. First of all, never go to the regional office. They are in conspiracy with the Gov't and hope we will just die off. Fight for what you deserve. The number my friend and others reading this, and do copy it down and repost it over and over 1-800-488-8244. This number by passes are BS recordings. They will ask you what you complaint is. Tell them and don't them belittle you. I deal them quite a bit. Ask for reference case number in return. Good Luck My Friend! I am a Desert Stormer with GWS. I am fighting to make sure it don't take 30 years like AO.

Deborah Mcintyre
Deborah Mcintyre
  • Joseph Armstrong

well there Joseph Armstrong, did you ever try the VFW IN WATERFORD CT?

Bonita Jay
Bonita Jay
  • Joseph Armstrong

denial is not just a river in egypt. those organizations don't want to get involved because they KNOW what a monster it is.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Having trouble signing the petition... :(

Nina Truong
Nina Truong
  • Anonymous

What issues were you having might I ask?

Anonymous
Anonymous
  • Anonymous

Window server issues - cannot connect. Tells me I need to log in ti FB before I can sign and when I click the FB login button, nothing happens.

Nina Truong
Nina Truong
  • Anonymous

Jenny Sharke- Fish Try to open a different browser, because it seems like that is where people are running into problems with it.

Anonymous
Anonymous
  • Anonymous

I have tried, IE, Firefox, & Chrome, and all get a server error. What browser is successful for others?

Nina Truong
Nina Truong
  • Anonymous

I used both IE and firefox unless there is a connection problem internet. Maybe try tomorrow to see if the system connection is working better.

Tim Delano
Tim Delano

Just sign it! these children deserve our help!

Becca Perkins
Becca Perkins
  • Tim Delano

Thanks for sharing this Tim!

BethAnne Light-Stull
BethAnne Light-Stull
  • Tim Delano

Amen Tim...my father was exposed to agent orange in nam, me & my lil sis were both told we had thyroid cancer stage2, we had to have them removed & I just found out last yr I also have Lupus. :/ So this petition in important to my sister & I. Thank you to all the ppl who have signed it alrdy & to the ones who will sign it. <3

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