Saturday, August 1, 2009

Help For A Vet

No longer does he have to choose
between buying food and medicine
or having the deteriorating screen
replaced on his house.
This month, he got both.
The Vietnam veteran
is having much of his home renovated,
including shelving for his kitchen cabinets,
handicap bars in his bathrooms,
exterior painting,
floor boards replaced around the house
and other odds and ends.
He and his wife are on a fixed income
so it’s a big help.
Now confined to a wheelchair.
He had a leg amputated three years ago
a result of exposure to Agent Orange.
Because he's in a wheelchair,
he couldn't move around
his house very easily.
but now he can...

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