Veteran’s Day is a day that is celebrated to honor our brave men and women who have served our great country. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, whereas Memorial Day celebrates the lives of our brave men and women who have died while serving. There are many health issues our veterans and the children of veterans are dealing with. One organization called The Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance was created to educate the population on the very current issues surrounding Vietnam Veterans and their families. COVVHA has gathered and published a data base of over 600 illnesses that the Children of Vietnam Veterans are currently dealing with on a daily bases. They have created a private support community for Children of Vietnam Veterans as well as a public support community for the “Caretakers of Agent Orange Survivors” and for the “Widows, Wives and Partners of Agent Orange group.”
The organization is working closely with others in hopes of forcing the Veterans Administration to recognize the birth defects and illnesses in the offspring of Male Vietnam Vets and their families.
In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to Kelly Derricks and Karen Wengert about COVHA and how they help our veterans and the families of veterans. Stay tuned!