Rev. Larry K. Loree Sr., US Army, 68th Med Group, combat medic, Vietnam Vet 1966-67 writes:
Several years ago I communicated with you by email, then again about one year ago after you set up this very enlightening website.
My purpose for communicating with you now, is two-fold:
To thank you for giving myself and many other Vietnam Vets with PN (and no diabetes) hope in dealing with the VA through the claim process.
I filed my claim for AO connected PN in November 2010 and was recently informed by the VA that my PN disability claim was granted.
When I recently received the new rating, I immediately thought of you and the encouragement you have given me and other AO affected Vets.
I am writing this to thank you for blazing a trail with your own PN issues and to inspire my brother Vets who are afflicted with PN without diabetes.
Out of more than one hundred VN Vets that I have quizzed, more than 70% reported symptoms of PN after I explained the condition. Most have never sought treatment, because they didn’t understand that it is likely caused by exposure to AO. In every instance I have encouraged them to be tested and I refer them to your website for more insights.
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