Veterans ask state for help with brain injuries

By Scott Finn 

An estimated 20 percent of veterans of the Iraq war suffer from a traumatic brain injury. But soldiers and their families often don’t realize there’s a problem until long after they return home. 

Veterans and their supporters testified about traumatic brain injuries today in the Senate Military Committee. They say there’s a lot more that state officials, and the Legislature, could do to help. 

Kay Miller of Sod testified before the Senate Military Committee Thursday. She remembered when her husband, Master Sgt. Jeff Miller, boarded the plane for Iraq. 

“I need to tell you now, when you kiss them goodbye…that the life you had at that point will never be the same,” she said…

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