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American Legion of Paradise Help Struggling Veteran with Brain Cancer

The American Legion of Paradise has a message: if you are a veteran and are struggling, we are here to help.

Posted: Jul 3, 2018 5:16 PM

PARADISE, Calif. - The American Legion of Paradise has a message: if you are a veteran and are struggling, we are here to help.

On Tuesday, they got a call from two fellow vets that there was a 60-year-old veteran suffering from Stage 4 brain cancer who was living in his truck.

The group from the American Legion of Paradise found him and took him to Feather River Hospital for help.

But they learned Tuesday morning that he'd left the hospital and they were worried he would be suffering alone and in the heat.

“It was hot and when we arrived he was it was bad he was in disarray, he looked malnourished, his shirt was in tatters his pants were in tatters,” said James Holmes.

“These people come home from military service they think no one cares about him a lot of them have PTSD from the things they've seen,” said Wayne Noel, a veteran.

They got a tip, and they found the veteran Tuesday.

They brought along some older vets to try to relay stories and get him to accept their help.

The American Legion of Paradise says they want every veteran to reach out to them and join their network of friends.

The goal is to show that veterans shouldn't be isolated.

If you know any veteran struggling right now, call the legion at (530)-809-2831. 

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