Soldiers in this country often do not get the respect that they deserve. There are innumerable problems with the systems set up to help soldiers and veterans get back on their feet or receive the medical treatment that they need. Now, one veteran’s story is going viral after he has been so grossly mistreated by the system.
“This is TJ. He is a United States Airforce Veteran and is medically retired after 11 years of duty (including 3 tours in Iraq and Afghanistan). He was once an outgoing, vibrant, and healthy guy, but now he is battling health issues and hasn’t been able to work.
After being diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Mandibular Dysfunction, and a few other diseases/disorders, TJ has yet to receive proper treatment from the Colorado Springs VA. As you can see in the photo, he has lost a lot of weight.
The medical staff has been disrespectful and displayed malpractice to a military veteran who has given up so much for his country. His health continues to deteriorate and his Chronic Fatigue Syndrome symptoms are preventing him from working.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome affects your ability to do day to day tasks, as it causes EXTREME fatigue. Some days, getting up to use the restroom is a difficult task. Other symptoms of CFS include muscle and joint pain, memory loss, and insomnia. There is no cure for this disorder. He is being treated for his individual symptoms, and along with his other complications ( fibromyalgia, mandibular dysfunction, back issues) in which he is being prescribed 13 different medications.
TJ is currently relying off of disability to cover the costs of day to day living but he has fallen behind. He needs to relocate from his current living situation, but because of his medical bills, he needs our help.
It would mean so very much to TJ and his family if you could donate. I have never known him to ask for anything, but he is in need of financial help.” (From GoFundMe).
Will you please share this post, to help get him the treatment he needs?