No honor for Veterans still having to fight battles of injustices

Posted on December 17, 2013

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more than 2 years has past since disabled Veteran Charles P. Canamar was measured for his prosthesis, after losing both of his lower leg extermedies

more than 2 years has past since disabled Veteran Charles P. Canamar was measured for his prosthesis, after losing both of his lower leg extermedies

Update: Since this story was written, Disabled Veteran Charles P. Canamar did not ever receive the the pair of prosthesis  form the VA that he was measured for 2 years prior, and in fact at age 64, passed away here in Honolulu. 

Hoping that President Obama will give Disabled Veteran Charles P. Canamar a double leg up, Charles shared with us his frustration. And his hopes that the President will empathies and help out with the disable veterans plight. Charles plans to visit the President on the tarmac when the President plane arrives at Hickam Air Force Base with the Family for Christmas. Charles is trying to be patient, but, Charles shared that he has waited for more than 2 years. Charles said “I am not aware of any sequester at the VA?” And even though Charles has spoken to many officials at the Veterans Affairs headquarters at Tripler Army Hospital, including trying to talk to the regional director of the VA here in Honolulu Hawaii, Ms. Tracey Betts on three occasions, but was declined, there has been no progress in getting the artificial legs he needs. Charles struggles without the artificial legs that would give him mobility or at the least the ability to go to the bathroom without a struggle. The frustration for this disabled veteran has mounted since it has been more than 2 years since Charles P. Canamar was measured for his prosthesis, after losing both of his lower extremities on his legs to amputation.

Charles is very humbled and tries not to make a fuss, but really General Shinseki is this the best the Veterans Affairs can do for our Veterans? Watch Retired General Shinseki speech that we filmed on location here in Honolulu, and the promises General Shinseki made to all Veterans, many like Charles are still waiting for the promises of the services they deserve:

http://olelo.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=30&clip_id=37637

Perhaps President Obama can make Charles’s wish come true and the disabled Veteran will get the two things he really wants in his stockings for Christmas, the pair of prosthesis that he was measured for 2 years ago. This is a big injustice to the very Veterans that have served our country, we will keep you posted.

Update:The President’s plane arrives at Hickam Air Force Base, we filmed the president and the arrival of the first Family for our TV Show. But sadly their was no sign of our disabled Veteran Charles on the flight line, we hope Charles is okay and that his health has not deteriorated more preventing him from meeting President Obama.

Update..A top story by Hawaii News Now – Charles pleas to the President and hopes to meet President Obama, Friday Dec 27, 2013 in the morning in Kailua.. learn more of the story : http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/24310430/a-disabled-veterans-plea

Another somber day for Charles today, Sunday Dec. 29, 2013, with no sight of the President, on an positive update the Carroll Cox Radio Show interviewed Cahrles live on the radio as Charles was on the Handi-Van in route to try and meet the President. Here the radio interview here:
http://carrollcox.com/Show122913.htm
Thank you to the Carroll Cox Show – for joining in the fight to help Charles, listen to the Podcast- SUNDAY, December 29, 2013 – Carroll’s first guest is Charles Canamar, who tells us he is a veteran who had his legs amputated at Tripler. He says he has been waiting for prosthetic legs for the past two years, but has been ignored by Tripler. This week he is in Kailua trying to get the President’s attention to help him get his new legs. Normally he is in the Salt Lake area. Maybe you can help.

The President's plane arrives at Hickam Air Force Base, we filmed the president and the arrival of the first Family for our TV Show.

The President’s plane arrives at Hickam Air Force Base, we filmed the president and the arrival of the first Family for our TV Show.

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