Kimi Novak enlisted during the first Gulf War to create a future for herself. As an Army nurse based in Korea, she proudly served her country by healing its injured soldiers.
But when both of her hands were injured in the line of duty, she was the one who needed healing.
When she returned home for treatment, she was forced to fight for herself, struggling against the bureaucracy for more than two years to get the disability benefits she deserved.
Now, she feels used and abandoned by the government that she was so proud to serve.
There is a better way. America can stand up for its disabled veterans by supporting legislation that provides them with better access to benefits and medical care, sufficient federal funding and assistance for their caregivers.
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