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Posted by Freda H. Babinski on September 04, 2000 at 04:03:33:

First of all, Thank You Wendy for what you said about me in your very first post waaaay at the bottom of the page. I saw it for the first time tonight. I only try to do what I can to help because our Veterans deserve better and being sick myself, I understand. You got allot of spunk and that's what it's gonna take to fight this, not only for the ones that were over there but for whoever is close to them. So you keep that strength. You're right about the Media too. It does make you wonder why GWS is hardly talked about at all anymore.
As for you Paul, maybe you didn't mean for your comment to come out the way it did but I thought you were rude and inconsiderate to Debbie. She's evidently worried and just wanted some answers (if possible). She didn't need your sarcasm. In case you haven't heard, you didn't have to be in the Gulf to have the symptoms. As a matter of fact it's ALREADY a well known (yet unproven, as they say) fact that it's contagious otherwise the VA wouldn't be offering GWS exams to family members which they ARE. Now I'm not saying that this is what's going on with her husband but his symptoms should not be ignored and if she feels this is related in ANY way, she should report it. After all, I have it and I didn't go, my pets have it and they didn't go and just recently my husbands VA Nurse (who's been treating him FOR GWS) is showing signs of GWS and she didn't go. So I'm sure that Debbie has enough pain in her life without you adding to it. I also hope that your remarks don't keep her from making other posts if she needs help, advise or just someone to talk to. You just concentrate on your 20 and leave the abuse to the Government, they're much better at it anyway. Freda (A VETERAN)!!!!

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