http://www.whotv.com/2016/11/10/another-iowa-veteran-suicide-after-family-says-he-was-told-to-wait-for-treatment-by-va/

Then nearly two months ago Curtis went to the V.A. because of recurring headaches. Valesca said, “He previously had a tumor. He was worried about it and they told him it would be five to six weeks.” He couldn’t wait any longer and took his own life Monday, November 7th…

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4 thoughts on “Thinking of you, Curtis Gearhart

  1. Hearing stories like this helps me appreciate the Buffalo VA. They would have never let something so preventable and unforgivable happen. Buffalo has changed dramatically over the past 20 years and are very veterans-first focused. Sadly that isn’t the case with many VAs. Because of that I will never move out of this area.

    It’s heartbreaking. My heart goes out to you.

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    • This isn’t my story, which is why I included the link. I read stories like this all the time, and once in awhile, I post one on my blog to remind everyone else that this is happening. People are suffering and cannot get help. It’s not just a problem with the VA.

      I know how hard it is to read about other people’s suffering when we’re in so much pain ourselves, so I try to keep posts like this to a minimum. I know this kind of news is depressing, but then, this is reality.

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Lexy. 🙂

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