Friday, September 04, 2009

It Kills Our Warriors Too

Did you ever realize our troops could go to war and, while in theater amidst all the violence, be told they had brain cancer or thyroid cancer or renal cancer or any of those other cancers? Yep, it's true. I've seen many young warriors returned to the States because of new onset seizures, severe personality changes or unexplained illnesses only to be diagnosed with cancer. Sadly, most of the time when it's diagnosed the cancer is in the advanced stages. Young men, who survive the violence and brutality of war only to be fallen by cancer, men with new wives or young children,who are supposed to have their whole lives ahead of them! Only too many times I've seen "whole lives" defined by mere months or only a year or two. It is simply mind boggling and I can say no more.

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