On Thursday, Diane will be joining other members of Burn Pits 360 in Washington, D.C., to speak with members of Congress about the situation these veterans and their families face. They will highlight the hardships veterans endure when the VA will not connect their illnesses to their military deployments, forcing many to lose everything trying to pay for medical bills.
“He (Fred Slape) was retired three years to the day that he was diagnosed,” she said. “What’s sad is the cancer markers he had were for ovarian cancer and other cancers men can’t have. That’s what these toxins do to the body — they just spew stuff all over the place. Most of our people (tracked by Burn Pits 360) who have gotten cancer have not survived longer than two years.”
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