Thank you so much for sharing your personal story of your injury during your assignment in Iraq. First of all, let me introduce myself. My name is Sheena Carpenter, originally born in Stamford, Connecticut and now reside in Norwalk, CT. I've been teaching for 21 years in the area of Physical Education and Health. I'm amazed because of your courage and passion for your job. I've finally had the opportunity to log on and personally reflect on my respect for you and your family during your recuperation. To top it off, your recent trip back to Iraq to say thank you to the gentleman who save your life took alot of courage.
I'm very upset at how the troops are being neglected with the lack of care when they get home. They should received not only physical therapy but also be compensated with funding for homes as well as bills taken care of. With all the money in the United States being wasted on congressman taking lavish trips with secretaries, or money being made with the gas companies, our troops and senior citizens should never suffer.
I'm in the process of getting my grandmother qualified for Title IXX. The State Department of Social Services in Stamford, CT have given me the run around, dropping off documents, spending all of her money down to a mere $1,600 or below on her nursing home stay. I've relinquish all that she has in life insurance policies to the Tandet Center Nursing Facility and turned over her funeral policy to Downer Funeral Home in her name, only to be told to bring 2 more statements. My grandmother Florine McKenzie is now in critical condition, twice amputated and has endless hospital costs. Tell me about treatment in America! You serve your country and this is what we get in return? God Bless America! Thanks for listening and continue to heal. Your wife is an awesome supporter!