Today’s Case of the Week comes from our Hartselle, AL office written by Mike Johnson, our AL event coordinator.
Last week we had a Vietnam veteran stop in to see us and inquire what we did. He stated that he was laid off in 2011 and has been living in his truck all this time. When you talked with him you had to raise your voice because he was very hard of hearing, and to top it off he stated that he didn’t see very well and he had no glasses. He is living on a small social security check and was having a hard time asking for help.
I asked him if he has been to the VA hospital in Huntsville, which is a very good facility. He said he has not so our office manager called a contact over there to help him with housing, and another to hopefully help him with employment. While there they can help with eye glasses and possibly a hearing aid. He stated that it was hard for him to ask for help, I told him that his help now was more than earned in Vietnam.