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Hi my name is Linda, my husband has parkinsons and it is a direct result of being exposed to agent orange. We have been working on trying to get the VA to recognize the link between the two. Most of this has been done my husband Bill. Our case is now before board of appeals waiting.
I am very new to the use of computers, in fact my daughter is typing now. But I have come to believe my children in that the internet is or can be a good source of information.
Sorry, I have not posted to this forum in a while. Just to give you an update and let you know that our group is still working on this issue. Our legislation is not moving this year. However, on the political front we are still are not dead. Congressman Filner the chairman of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, personally stated that he would push our legislation in Jan 2009. We also have a commitment from a Senator to put in a companion bill in the Senate.
We had a very good presentation to the Institute of Medicine Agent Orange Review Committee in June 2008. Thank your Steve and Lorenzo for all you hard work. And thanks to Dr. Chris Reid who made a effort beyond the call of duty to get to the Committee meeting and present his finding on Vietnam Veterans and Parkinson's disease. While we will not know th final results of their review until sometime in the summer of 2009, our presentation was well recieved and provide the Committee with alot of new information to consider and new areas to explore. We were able to get the Committee to look at the issue of combination of chemicals in regards to Parkinson's disease. In Oct 2008, I had the opportunity of having lunch with Dr. Paxton the Staff Director for the Agent Orange Review Committee. She was of course unable to discuss what any of the Committees work. She did say that the committee had added a 14th member who bring more expertise on the issue of pesticides.
Also in October, I met with the Vietnam Veterans of America. This is a great organization. They are going to work on petitioning VA on the issue of Parkinson's disease. Thank you Rick and Tom and all the great staff at VVA.
As always we are researching and looking for supportting studies for our efforts.
Please excuse any mistyped or spelled word. My finger are stiff and it is hard to type tonight.
Welcome home to each of our veterans and thank you for your service.
Good morning: My father has been suffering from Parkinson's since 2002, and served in Vietnam from 66-67. I'm trying to get supporting documentation for filing a claim for SC compensation so we get some assistance with Home care and Respite care for my mother. I would appreciate receiving any studies that have done that would link Parkinson's and AO Dioxin exposure. My email address is Carlhandup@att.net, and I'm also a Vietnam Vet that served from 72-73, and we have no family history of this aliment.
Thanks Carl Young
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I served at Danang from 1969 to 1970 and maintained Ranch Hand (spray birds) aircraft. I contracted both Diabetes and Parkinson's. I queried the Veterans Department and they show no link between Agent Orange and Parkinsons. My doctor (George Wang) said it was definitely linked - Agent Orange caused this disease.
I am not angry at the government, but believe we need to be compensated for giving our bodies to the war.