Battling the Storm Within

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Program seeking volunteers to ensure No Veteran Dies Alone

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – It’s a rainy Tuesday afternoon at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center. Social worker Tonya Ross teases 69-year-old army veteran Herb Poynor about his love for Chinese food and apple fritters.
Poynor is battling a bout of pneumonia and says he has 16 percent of his lung capacity left. Ross works as the hospice/palliative care social worker, accompanying veterans like Poynor through the challenging last weeks and days of their lives.

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