Why Can’t The VA Help This Women Veteran?
How did Sabrina Marie Waller, our Patch Adams Clown, get messed up in the KOSOVO WAR? It is a complicated story – one for which VA has very little precedent – but that actually occurred. It has to do with the speed of sound. Sabrina was doing flight operations on the deck of an aircraft carrier when some US fighter planes made a very low-level supersonic pass-over. Any physics prof will tell you that standing in a sonic boom wave is just like standing near an explosion. Proximity is everything, and Sabrina was close. She received a unique form of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) where her pituitary gland was crushed into a small pocket of bone in her skull. Voila! 24 hour per day, 7 days per week migraine headaches. The worst part of the problem? The VA has no headache specialists in the system, even though migraines are a common affliction of PTSD, MST and TBI sufferers.
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