The chemicals from the burn pits and TCDD are what she blames for her husband’s transition from a trooper, protecting our streets daily to a man living with constant pain and countless hospital visits.
“It’s constant medications and trips to the ER and calling 911 and the ambulance coming to pick him up and living in fetal position in his bed,” Torres described.
Their efforts led to the creation of a Department of Defense registry that started last summer.
The number of veterans registering is telling.
“I just got word from the DoD this morning, so far 20,000 veterans have registered,” said Torres.