NH Veteran medical bills

$350 of $80,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 25 months
John is not someone's dog, or cat...nor is he asking for money to buy lottery tickets or a new bicycle, or even a trip to Disney.....he is an Honorably discharged, 61 year old US Veteran facing the loss of everything he fought for, all because of a medical emergency that he had no control over, ' but was caused by a "surgical accident" which has been repeatedly ignored by the facility that created it.

As a disabled United States Veteran, John was admitted to the VA Medical Center in West Roxbury, Ma. on December 13,  for what should have been routine surgery.  On December 14, John was summarily discharged in spite of both his and Karen’s serious reservations and concerns at the excessive amount of  blood spilling into John’s catheter, along with John’s feeling of weakness and “being in a fog”

     At 5:00am on December 23 Karen found John lying on the floor in a massive pool of blood.   So following “VA protocols” Karen called the VA requesting an AMBULANCE and was denied, the VA telling her they could not tell an ambulance was necessary over the phone, so she would need to drive John to Manchester NH to the VA “urgent care” (ie: out patient clinic )
Realizing that John was at a life-critical point Karen called a local ambulance that rushed him to Lahey Hospital in Burlington, Ma.  where he underwent more than 10 hours of emergency surgery to stop the hemorrhage and he spent  two weeks in ICU undergoing additional surgeries, transfusions.

     Since that day, John has been under almost constant treatment by the Lahey Hospital Urology Institute, and on Friday, February 24  underwent (what is hoped to be) the final surgery to reverse the damages and let him have some semblance of his life back.

With no "private" insurance, he relies on the VA for his medical care, but because his life threatening situation had to be handled at the nearest "trauma" unit, the Veteran's administration feels that they are not responsible for his "non-VA" treatment.  That has resulted in more than $100,000 in medical bills to Lahey Hospital being left unpaid, and constant collection letters and phone calls, and threats of legal action against John and/or his family.

Your help will not only support this Veteran, but by passing

this on, we sincerely hope that it will help open the eyes of more and more people, and eventually lead to more and more Veterans being helped by exposing what the VA has been doing behind closed doors.....

Thank you for your time and considerations.....

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And the story continues...luckily Fox 25 News of Boston,Ma. heard about the most recent incident of VA refusing to pay medical bills, and was even able to PROVE it with posting of emails written by VA administrators. One of the biggest laughs was that the VA insisted that my bills were not being paid because I "had not obtained prior permission" to have emergency treatment....Yup..you read that correctly...because I did not call in advance for anemergency ( I had been seriously injured working on a table saw), they would not pay the bills............you can see and hear it for yourself by going to the WFXT Fox 25 news website and search "veteran threatens to perform his own surgery"...
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SO with this latest round of events, as you can see GoFundMe has been less than helpful, in fact they have done NOTHING to promote ANY Veteran's issues or needs that we have seen in an entire year. I even emailed their offices about it and was less than impressed with their total lack of concern over veteran's issues, while they at the same time were promoting a "sick cat" funding page.....goes to show how totally messed up the internet can be.
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Well, true to form, the VA is back to their old tricks....about a week ago I sustained an injury from a table saw, with a friend rushing me to the emergency room. All seemed well until I went to have the sutures (stitches) removed yesterday when the hospital told me that the VA had informed them that the bill for the services would NOT BE PAID, and that I was to be told to pay CASH or sign a promissory note to such, prior to the procedure! ! !

Well, it is now over a year since I have been able to work due to the previous (mal)actions of the VA, I don't have an extra $750 just laying around waiting to be spent....

At this point, I am planning to personally remove my sutures LIVE on the internet, TOMORROW (Friday) April 5th. Maybe with the public seeing just how far the VA has forced this Veteran to go to handle his own medical treatment someone will come down from their ivory tower and actually start doing something meaningful to help Veterans, rather than just keep trying to sweep us under the nearest rug..
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As of this morning, March 9, everything is looking up. It appears that the final surgery has been successful in repairing the initial damage and halting the long term damage. Now it is up to time to heal..
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$350 of $80,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 25 months
Created May 20, 2016
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Daloolah El
12 months ago

Thank you for all that you do (other aba!)

John Groves
22 months ago

In memory of Dick A a WW2 veteran

Dahlia El
22 months ago

Thank you John for all that you do!

22 months ago
DC Hathaway
25 months ago

Brother, I wish I were in a position to give more. I love you

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