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I tried to Change the World Part Two (Jessa's Story Part Two)
By Michelle R Kidwell Power In The Pen
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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What none of us suspected though, was just how hard we would fight to allow my voice to be heard, to make sure I got the care I needed.

 

 

I have been asked many times over if I regret having served my country if I regret going to war, knowing everything I know now, knowing that it would change my life forever and land me in this chair, but the answer is no I don't regret having served my country, despite the lack of care we get the way we are treated, we are soldiers, and we are doing what we know is right.

I know when I was first flown back to the states from Germany, when I was first brought to Walter Reed, I had no idea what lay ahead of me, and my family was heartbroken.  Their active daughter now lay in a hospital bed unable to move her legs, a victim of war, but as time moved on I did not simoply see myself as a victim but I was a victor.  I made it back, I may be sitting down but I made it back.

What none of us suspected though, was just how hard we would fight to allow my voice to be heard, to make sure I got the care I needed.  As a solider I thought I would get the best medical care possible, and my family thought the same way, but sadly that was far from the case.

If I had not had other options, other insurance, I would be in a huge amount of trouble that I had, and I knew that some did not have all the help I had, they were the one's in real trouble, they were the ones I needed to speak up for.

I was fighting another war now, this time it was one against the Bureaucy of being a soldier.

To Be Continued...

 


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Reviewed by John Domino 6/27/2012
I pray that you win this war You deserve the best care. You are a TRUE American Hero.

Peace, Love and Blessings,

John Michael Domino
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/27/2012
Our Veterans or our soldiers should NEVER lack for ANYTHING!! Shame on U.S. for allowing this to happen! Great story, Michelle; well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :(


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