Many vets’ caregivers cut out from federal benefit

September 4, 2013 • National News, State News

AP Photos Above: Chris Ott, right, helps her son, former Marine John Thomas Doody. J.T., who was shot while serving in Fallujah, Iraq., subsequently suffering an infection and a series of strokes that left him in a coma and relying on a ventilator to survive, Tuesday, in Riverview, Fla. 

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Thomas Doody was in a coma and on a ventilator, but his mom refused to follow a doctor’s advice and put the Iraq war veteran in a nursing home.

Chris Ott quit her job, moved the family to Tampa, Fla., so her son, Login to read more

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