The VA has failed but I won’t give up on my pops!

Hello everyone,
Well here we are, asking for a little help. As many of you know Dave Getskow had a stroke over the past weekend. Which got him a fancy ride in 2 ambulances and air lifted to St. Cloud hospital to get him the medical attention that he needed. Once he got into the ICU he ended up having two more strokes in the middle of the night. After those two strokes he lost most if not all feeling in his left side. (If you know anything about Dave, not having control over his body is not acceptable). Monday he was feeling a little better just super tired from being poked and prodded at all night. After many MRIs and CT scans they cleared him to be released to the neuro floor in St.Cloud. In which his recovery will take place. It will be a long recovery as he will need 45 min of PT 3x a day to regain strength on his left side.
Here’s where you all come in… as many of you know my dad was in the military. Served our country and fought for our rights. Now we have to fight for our veterans.
As of yesterday we got news that the VA in fact will NOT cover his PT or OT to get better. All of it will be out of pocket! Man if that isn’t a low blow I don’t know what is. The VA once again have failed our military men. The lack of effort from the VA to help keep these men healthy for standing up for what’s right is absolutely disgusting.
They said in order to get help from the VA he would have needed to be 70% disabled at the time he left the military. (For real that is what has to happen to take care of our military men) with that being said,
They looked into getting MA (medical assistance) but since he has a pension and he’s retired they can’t do much. Their hands are tied. Which completely sucks and leaves us feeling defeated.
So if any of you can help us take care of the man who is far too stubborn to ask for help. We would be forever grateful!!!
We will keep updating as days go by. Keeping everyone in the loop.
Keep the prayers coming!

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Jade Getskow
Becker, MN

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