James Bunker, the President of The National Gulf War Resource Center, Inc. (NGWRC) has posted a discussion on the difficulties Gulf War veterans are experiencing in terms of compensation for Gulf War illness:
Keep in mind that many Gulf War veterans have found themselves dealing with IBS following their military service in the Gulf region. It is heartbreaking to read that veterans are being denied compensation due to the fact that their symptoms are viewed as "ill-defined". Sound familiar?
What can be done? Whenever possible, take every opportunity to advocate for and donate to IBS research. As the expression goes, "a rising tide floats all boats". Any attention to the IBS cause in Gulf War veterans will help all those who suffer from IBS.
If you haven't already done so, please take a moment to write to your congressperson and ask for their support of H. Res. 1309:
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