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Oh yes Fellow Kossacks.. I am going public.

Hal Donahue

AF Lt Col Ret

  I have never thrown an idle bluff in my life and don't intend to start now.   Please tune in Monday at the links provided Monday at 3:00 PM EDT    To bring you up to date.  My husband was shifted from here to there and for those who followed the ridiculous and outrageous treatment at the Gainesville VA in Florida. You may find the diaries here but I do have an update.  As I write this, after begging for medical treatment investigating the pain and black and blue feet and shifted from a VA to a private facility that does not handle medical care my husband is in a cardiac unit in town after having a stint inserted and cardiac procedure for a 90 percent blockage after chest pains.  He was admitted when oxygen was deprived from his brain as well.  To say I am furious is putting it mildy.   Jump below the fold please    

This interview was already
scheduled before the emergency this past Thursday.  In fact Hal and I had been on the phone talking and arranging for this interview on lack of care in the State of Florida.   I had put up a diary called I am going public and I won't back down.Fellow Kossacks know that I am scheduled for a Live interview with Hal Donahue Monday at 3PM EDT.  Hal Donahue is located in Scranton, Pa.  The show will also include Geoff Smeltzer, the cohost, who is also a veteran.  Our thanks for his service and this interview as well.
.  Mr. Donahue and I have been in touch regarding the VA facilities and healthcare problems in general. I am going publicdiary on VA Issues  

 I still am going public and starting Monday.  Please tune in ....The engineer will be calling for sound checks and if all goes well we will be on the air Monday at 3PM EDT.  

Links to the show

I have provided info regarding the show and links to get there including podcast info .
Hal Donahue is a giant with the Blue Star Families and Veterans Rights.  He has a huge'listening audience and will appreciate you all checking the interview  with his program and facebook and twitter.
The VA already started up with me regarding their lack of knowledge on a claim but I won't back down.  Not for my vet or any veteran.  I said last month and I am saying it now.. This is not over.  We will get better healthcare for people.  We called inspector generals and VISN (Veterans Integrated Service Network) and now I am going public with the whole debacle of the Gainesville VA Facility and any others I find out about.

Info:

VMFM 91.7 Studios
2300 Adams Ave.
Scranton, Pa 18509

Request Line: (570) 348-6202

Email: staff@vmfm917.org
( When I get the call in line I will post)

Here are links regarding Hal Donahue who is a true advocate for the treatment of our vets and military families.  He is a Retired Army Colonel who writes for the Huffington Post and has a mic, liberal and Daily Kos fan.  MOT and the Jesse LeGreca Show and his producer and I will be doing something in the upcoming weeks.  These problems have to be tackled and people are dying.  Unfortunately the VA is somewhat better off than private healthcare and there are still way too many people slipping through cracks.  

Hal Donahue is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force. He served throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East, on the staff of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and with the British Royal Air Force. Following retirement, Mr. Donahue was employed as a vice president of several major energy companies. Mr. Donahue has served as a member of the board for several corporate and not for profit organizations. He now to devotes his time to assisting military veterans and working to elect veterans and supporters to all levels of political office. He and his wife of 40 years, Marg, reside in Scranton, PA and are the parents of three children. Mr. Donahue is a graduate of Colgate University with a BA in Economics and he received his MS in Administration from Central Michigan University and here are some links regarding his most impressive history including the Walter Reed Incident of which he brought attention to in the last several years

Hal Donahue on FB
Hal on Twitter
Huffington Post article and Walter Reed

My personal thanks to llbear, anglejean and others who have been most helpful in standing with me and reaching out on not only on my behalf but all veterans and active military.   Spotlight on a problem is a great antiseptic.   My husband is still in the cardiac unit at this time.   Prayers and good thoughts are welcome.

Unrelated (in a way)   ...Please visit Nurse Kelley's diary going up regarding jimreyn
as we were working with the widow of Jim when all of these heart problems started happening with my husband and to say it was a tense time Thursday night is putting it so mildly.  Nurse Kelley's diary will be posting this afternoon.  Please ..for me, go there and help.  

Originally posted to Vetwife on Sat Mar 10, 2012 at 08:08 AM PST.

Also republished by Military Community Members of Daily Kos, ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement, DKos Military Veterans, and Street Prophets .

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