Opinion

Representing veterans

I recently spoke to my mother, who just returned from visiting my 92-year-old uncle, who is a veteran of the Korean conflict.

She said he was happy at home and was able to give his information to his doctor at the Veterans Affairs clinic and do “check-ups” via telemedicine bcause it was hard for him to travel. I explained that U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Howard Township, had worked to make that option possible.

When my other relatives learned about my uncle and his use of telemedicine, I was told that my former brother-in-law, who had served in the Navy and was living in Norfolk, Va., was being treated by a specialist in Buffalo, N.Y., via telemedicine. They even gave me a link to the video the news channel broadcast.

I thank Thompson for his hard work to bring telemedicine and accessible health care into the lives of our veterans.

My uncle, my former brother-in-law and the rest of us really appreciate it.

Clyde Mighells

Franklin

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