SPECIAL REPORT: VETERAN BATTLES VA FOR 9 YEARS
KEZI ABC 9 News
December 13, 2018
29 year-old veteran, Brandon Donovan has dropped around 50 pounds since 2009. He's still waiting on the VA to help save his life. He has a rare condition that makes it extremely painful to eat.
"How the pain is, is like swallowing cement and it's hardening in your stomach," said Brandon.
Brandon told KEZI 9 News Anchor Bryan Anderson, the pain first started during his deployment in Iraq. Then, it's been appointment after appointment, procedure after procedure with no answers. Brandon and his wife Jennifer, started digging through his VA medical notes. They found the first suspicion of a rare condition in 2014.
They found mention in 2014 of a rare condition called "Mals," also known as "Celiac Artery Compression Syndrome." Four years later, Mals suspicion comes up again.
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