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Camp Lejeune Drinking Water

I grew up the son of a US Marine and spent 1st through 4th grades drinking the water at Camp Lejeune NC in the early 1960s . . . I am a veteran also but the VA will only cover my out of pocket expenses for bladder cancer because I was a military dependent at the time of exposure not active duty at that time . . .

  1. @rottenhawg that is atrocious! I'm sorry that's how it is for you. It is so sad that people have been exposed to those kinds of things for so long and that so many years later it's causing illness and even death and no one is being held responsible for it! We're glad you found us though and are happy to have you here. We'll get through this together!

    1. I'm so sorry to hear this. Let me first say thank you for your service. I am so sorry to hear that the VA won't cover your bladder cancer related expenses! Have things changed since you last shared?


      I wonder if any others that may be ex military are facing the same issues.

      1. @rottenhawg - Now that does not make sense at all. Being in the same area as your parent clearly you were exposed to the same water. Hopefully that will change and your benefits will be greater. We are happy you have joined here and will help you navigate this journey. Please keep us posted on any changes as I assume you are not the only one in this situation. My best to you. Linda ( moderator, BladderCancer.net team member)

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